On the way to Akureyri we encountered some hot sulfur pools of bubbling mud that was fascinating and also smelled like rotten eggs. Iceland is truly a place of many different lands. It felt like we were in the desert with its dusty rocks and ground. Today we headed to Kaffi Ilmur for a nice coffee and then walked around town, then we went for a nice drive up north and visited a lovely botanic garden after.
I am convinced that Iceland is some sort of alien world, walking to the Sólheimasandur plane wreckage site, it was strangely eerie, the only sounds the be heard was our footsteps crunching on the gravelly black dirt and my occasional heavy exertion. The walk was a hefty forty five minutes to and from, we underestimated it and thought we would do it in lesser time, turns out we are like everyone else. The plane wreckage site was beautiful but eerie, sort of like the rest of Iceland.
It was a long and tiring journey to Iceland and I got quite sick from the journey. My body was just not feeling right and I felt nauseous and dizzy. We had two stop-overs and three flights before we reached our destination. After a day of rest at the lovely Airbnb I started to get better. In the morning we had a lovely breakfast of homemade bread, chocolate cake, house smoked trout and lamb which was absolutely amazing, included other meats and cheeses, scrambled eggs, fruit, juice and coffee etc. We are staying on a farm hosted by Martina and Jon, they have horses, sheep and chicken and grow their own produce. Click to continue to see my photos.
Today we left the house at 10:30AM and headed to Williamstown where we had a coffee at Cafe Cirino in the sun. It was lovely weather wise, sunny with a sharp chill in the air fixed by rugging up. We walked around the pier and water before we headed to eat pho for lunch. After that we drove for a little bit and strolled through a small botanic garden.
Back in Melbourne now, we spent our Saturday morning in Como House & Gardens. I’ve been here twice in the past and have always admired it’s tranquil, vintage quality and the mystery of the gardens.
We stayed at Mitch’s mum’s house, as usual it was full of laughter and coconut oil (inside joke). The house is right across the beach so Mitch and I walked across the road and I photographed him. I’ve been trying to get into people photography, the challenge has been to find models. I’ve been Mitch’s quite a few times so he agreed to be my model. The next night we were about to go to dinner for my birthday when we saw a little light in the sky, so we rushed out with our cameras. What came of it was a beautiful pink and dreamy glow in the sky.