What about catching the bus...

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The wether in the South isn't that good as it was in the first two days. It's raining about five times a day! After our early checkout in Frumskogar, we tried to catch the bus in Kirkjubaejarklaustur to Laki. After half of the time, we had almost 1/3 of the distance. It wouldn't be possible to catch the bus on the right time, probably. Plan B was to take it easy ;-) Passing the Markarfljot was realy intresting, because this is the river where the Eyjafjallajoekull had his melt-out. Parts of the roads are still in reconstruction because they have been flooded away. We took a short break at the Seljalandfoss. Then we arrived in Skogar to have a walk from Skogafoss and a short hike tour in direction to the volcano. After an hour hiking, the volcano was still hiding behind the hills and the way was full of ash. Parts of it was like crawling up sanddunes. As we were back, we ckecked out Vik i Myrdalur. We didn't see much of the - as described - wonderfull beaches cause it was raining again. With this wether, nothing better then to take a seat in the cosy Restaurant Halldorskaffi in Vik. The interieur was realy charming, it looks so typically icelandic. Both of us ordered a Cheeseburger and it was the best Burger I ever had. Not just because we haven't eaten no meat the last 3 days, it realy was a great burger.

On the way back to Skogar the wind was blowing Ashclouds arround, they were brown and ugly. I tried to drive trough fast, because ash clouds could be seriously dangerous for the cars motor. Back in our Hostel there was an Email from an dutch female which did the hiking tour from Skogar to Thorsmoerk, normaly a 7h hike. She wrote that she had 7h until she was at XYZ. Then she had still 4h to walk down to Thorsmoerk. In the Volcanoregion there was so much Ash around, it was like hiking in sand dunes and it was realy hard to hike. We also read in this letter, the sole of the Shoes were melting causing the heat of the stones. Must be scarry when things like this happends.

 

 

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