Rough Waters in the Morning
We were expected to visit a small, remote island that one family (seriously ONE family) lives on to get some up close, personal looks at life on an outlying island. It had promised to get us closer to puffins and the many other beautiful creatures of this land. It was just not meant to be. The winds were blowing quite hard and two zodiac boats disembarked with one group even getting ashore. They were quickly called back to the Explorer because getting back ON the ship would be a huge challenge. Imagine being on a small zodiac boat rising 10 feet up and down... trying to go through the opening of the ship. Mr. S. was still in bed remembering the hypnotic music from the night before... and he was MORE than happy to roll back over in bed when he heard over the intercom that ALL morning adventures were cancelled. The explorer then made its way to calmer waters that were protected by land. I have a video here of what it is like to ride in a zodiac boat. This was the actual landing for these falls.
Dynjandi Waterfalls - in a protective cove
Oh.. and some things about trolls!
Trolls are actually related to us! Many humans have been afraid of them because of their tremendous strength and size. Mostly, I think we were probably just jealous of them. They are said to be harmless and quite loveable (probably like my little minions in first grade - smile - ). They are nocturnal - which means they sleep during the day and come alive at night. They used to spend much more time above ground. That is... until people invaded their land. After their first horrific encounter with humans, the trolls made it their business to stay way from us as much as possible. It is because of this that it is so difficult for any of us to come across them. They only come out under complete cover of night. Right now, Iceland has almost the ENTIRE day of daylight. It makes it hard for humans (like Mr. S. ) to sleep and for humans (still like Mr. S.) to find them! I will continue to gather stories and be on the look out. If I have to stay up all night, I will do so for my smelly, little minions that I love so much! Until tomorrow!