Thursday, 30 July 2015

Sunny welcome to Iceland

I woke the Harbour Master at Seydisfjordur when I rang him to request a berth and I don't think he ever quite forgave us. Customs stepped on board before the springs were on and formalities were completed within 10 minutes. Within 15 minutes Sally had hatched a plan to hike up to some waterfalls but first we had dry out the forward cabin which involved multiple trips to the camp site's laundry. Inadvertently we had left a hatch slightly ajar and a few gallons of Norwegian Sea had soaked the bed, mattress, duvet and pillows.

We were tied up de hind Summer Haze a rather fine aluminium expedition 56' German charter yacht by Dykstra but nobody was aboard.

The fjord was magnificent and the cafe in town excellent. In the evening we hiked 350m up  to some gorgeous waterfalls. The hillside were tinted by lupins and together summer alpine flowers on the walk were beautiful.

Seydisfjordur also gave our first taste of Icelandic swimming pools, saunas and hot tubs. They say there is one in every port.