Thursday, June 25, 2015

Ice is hard to find in Iceland

Taxes are very high on alcohol, so we got rigged up in "Duty Free", but for two days I couldn't find any ice for sale anywhere.   I guess after 9 months of winter, they don't want to see any ice for a while.   I finally chipped some off of a glacier to cool down the beer and for a block in the bourbon.

Another thing, it's really hard to get a good night's sleep around here, I've seen the moon, but it hasn't gotten close to dark since we've been here, 24 hours of sunlight really screws with your clock.

Second night in town we were staying at a fishing lodge, although there were no fishermen there, it's a little early for the salmon run, which by law requires you to hire a fishing guide, minimum fare starts at $1500/person/day up to over $3000/person/day.   Yes this does include lunch, but it turned Anna off to the idea of making this a fishing vacation.

I was talking with the lodge manager and he lit right up when he found out that I was a fishing guide.   He started talking about all the other fishing opportunities they have in Iceland, trophy trout and other stuff that you can do on the cheap.   I stopped him right there and told him that this was not a fishing vacation, that I was doing whatever she wanted to do.  

His reply with a big smile that he could hardly retain:  "No fishing?  Really?   Hee, hee, hee, that's too bad"  

Waterfalls, glaciers, geysers, volcanoes and today horseback riding.   This really is an amazing place, like Alaska on steroids, hope I don't seen any of those trophy trout in a stream.....

Stay tuned, pics that don't give this place justice to follow.