Got on the plane just before 4 in the afternoon BC time, flew 7 hours and arrived 7 hours ahead – so we arrived at 6:00 am Iceland time, which was equivalent to 11:00 p.m. our time.
Picked up our luggage and waited for an hour in line at the car rental kiosk, only to be give a placard for our motorhome rental company and told they would pick us up to shuttle us over to their garage. That was not efficient! Smart people who have done this before, knew just to cut the line and ask the agent to call the office when he finished with his current customer. Finally picked up the motorhome and started our journey.
All of us being totally tired (go figure) we decided today was going to be a very easy day. We stocked up on some groceries and then drove to Thingvellir National Park. In Iceland they still use the thorn and spell it þingvellir, which I think is super-cool because that is how they originally wrote it before it morphed to the “y” (as in Ye Olde Shoppe) because printers did not have the þ in the fonts.
The weather was wet, windy and cold. You are not supposed to drive the motorhome if the winds are more than 15 km per second – the weather app was reading 14 at some points today. We all had naps once we arrived and are looking forward to showers tonight and starting fresh in the morning.