not expecting to grow flowers in the desert, but I can live & breathe & see the sun in wintertime!
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driving out of öxnadalur valley and basically "following" the öxnadalsá river - the clouds began to disperse and for the first time - since hiking esjan mountain range the sun was up and shining so brightly! giving an edge to the landscape that were driving through - it was just so fantastic! even in cloudy days, the color of autumn were alive but as the sun shone through them - it made it such a dreamy landscape - where i can run wild and be free!
i would repeat myself again - the icelandic landscape changes every 50-100 kilometers of driving - coming from the east where forests and high fjords were to be found - then driving through the north east were barren wastelands and arctic desert dominates the country - then from snow capped mountains in the north and in akureyri - driving through the northwest - the landscape was a huge steppe region! again, it felt like werr not in "ice"land but somwhere in the steppes of mongolia.
i was mesmerised just looking at the landscape - ian taking pics, ashi and dave having conversations - while i listened to my mp3 player with my music and just dreaming as i looked out from the window.
it was just unbelievable, we just reasearched that october - would be the most "dismal" month in iceland - it would always be rainy and wet, but luck luck luck was really on our side - as we drove, it was dry and warm, that i had to remove my jacket and wore only a jumper. it was nearing winter, actually but as my roadtrip song said: not expecting to grow flowers in the desert, but I can live & breathe & see the sun in wintertime!
all the cars stopped in the middle of the road and we took a pic of a beautiful valley with the öxnadalsá river cutting through it! such a beautiful day! it was really amazing to see that after like 30-40 minutes we only saw 2-3 cars on the road! lol my battery died - great - so i have to use my AA powered camera - coz i was saving the other battery for the trip to snaefellsjökull! coz i am sure it would be so beautiful there!
then we got a radio from maike - she wanted to talk to me - i was scared :P lol but somehow we couldnt connect - am i being such a wimp or what?!! everytime i talk - maike fades - then someone told me that i have to push a button to talk :P hahahahaha technology isnt just me :P maike apparently wanted to ask my opinion if there is something interesting in the area to see - but i told her - that i couldnt find much informations in the internet in this part of iceland - so if they see something interesting - because they were the lead car - just stop there! lol
driving into this area of north iceland gives me somehow a peace of mind and soul i dont know why - maybe i am always travelling alone on trains and buses - and with my seatmate ian - who was always quiet on the trip - it made me step-by-step absorbing that we were actually in iceland - im serious when i said that.