Amazing sceneries and the craziest night of all
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We survived the second wet and windy night. People in the car hadn't slept as well as we did under the tarp or in the tents. By daylight the farm and area looked different than in the storm the previous night. Sun was shining true the clouds sending beams of light to the land. Waterfall behind us. Ocean in front of us. By the time every one had breakfast, teeth brushed at a hose in the field, and backs packed in the car, the owner had left his property. We left him a thank-you-very-much-note.
We shouldn't be far away from Jokülsárlon, the floating icebergs that drop from the glacier into a lake that brings them to the ocean. Mark was pretty sure we past it the night before. But that was not possible. Signs for tourist places are clearly visible all around Iceland.
We spend more than an our around the lake. Taking pictures, jumping on icebergs, watching seals...
We had a late lunch in Djúpivogur, where there was hardly any wind, which is a surprise, because it's been windy 24/7. Some people had lunch at a restaurant, some of cooked lunch at the gasstoves. We decided to drive another two hours, until 6pm, so we could build camp in day light for once. Just after Djúpivogur there was a off-road in the direction of Egilsstadir.
After trying to find a shed for the night and not succeeding in it, we found a tiny forrest. There was a fence and a gate around it, so officially we weren't allowed to enter the property. But who was gonna check at this time of the day??? No one! So we drove the cars out of sight of the road. Build our shelter and tents and the drinking party was ready for take off. Our favorite game was "Fuck the Dealer" and yes the dealer got fucked. It was a crazy night! Loud music. Vodka, JD, beer and a little bit of coke and sprite... Chicken fights with David and me, Matthew and Amber, Dave and Wilmke (David and I won!!! Go David! I was on his shoulders...). Ashish and Erik wrestled, Matt hugged a tree and broke it... Trash was every where... Around midnight it started raining and we called it a day. 11 people slept under the tarp. It was tight, it was funny, it was wet (it rained)...