My Travels – Iceland 1998 – 23.day

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5.September 1998

Iceland 1998 - Hanstholm
To Hanstholm we came at morning with a little bit delay, because of storm. It took long time before we were in the bus. The most of us were so tired and we tried to sleep. When I woke up, it was afternoon and we rushed through Germany to Czech republic. Near of Czech boundaries we passed bus of our friends from travel agency “Kracalik”. It had accident with some german car. It looked like nothing serious happened. But it was weekend and it took them, long time before they could continue, we thought. E-55 was abandoned, it wasn’t right time for prostitutes. In Prague we broke with most of our travelers. Together with them our bus left also our guide Hynek. Radio Reykjavik stopped its broadcasting for the rest of our travel. In Brno bus left next part of travelers from Moravia. To Bratislava we arrived at evening. There we said good bay to rest of our group. We had only a few of new addresses from our new friends. In shorts, I have never used them on Iceland we divided to our homes. But Iceland stayed in our heads forever.


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My Travels – Iceland 1998 – 22.day

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4.September 1998

Iceland 1998 - Faroe Islands
That night we didn’t sleep so much. Hynek persuaded us not to sleep. Why? He promised us beautiful sunset over Torshavn. At 3 o’ clock morning we had to leave Viking club, because they wanted to close it. We spend rest of time, speaking, near of Viking club. We were so tired. From our group was everybody sleeping except Hilda and me. We were looking forward for a beautiful view. But later we moved to restaurant on the lower deck. There slept other people. Possibly there were better place for sleeping than in the couchets. We were near of Faroe Island. On the chilly deck, searching sun rays from incoming sun, we finally understood, that we had bad luck. The fog around us was so strong and it was impossible to see some sun, neither made some good photo. We went to sleep and we slept till afternoon. After afternoon shower we were still so tired. At evening it started to rain, and strong wind moved 5 metres high waves over the deck. Group of young people from north surprised us. One of them in the good mood went to Viking club in the life jacket and he had fire extinguisher on his back. The crew of ship weren’t enjoyed with his manners and they disarmed him shortly. Norrona in the storm was waving from one side to another. We were looking on the movie, but sometimes it was so difficult to do it. Also Faerian musicians had problems to play and they gave it up in short time. But it didn’t matter us. We persuaded the waitress to play our tape with Slovak well known group, Elan. It helped usand we were dancing about hour. In good mood we went to sleep, knowing, that we have to reach Hanstholm at morning. We had to rest before long trip in the bus to Slovakia.


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My Travels – Iceland 1998 – 21.day

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3.September 1998

Iceland 1998 - Norrona
At nine o’ clock we left camp. We have to shipped at our ferry Norrona. It was leaving port at afternoon an at the port there were a lot of cars and buses already. There were also another buses and cars from Czech republic. Many of them we knew from our way to Iceland. People who had sea-sickness problems were a little bit nervous. They took paper boxes soon after shipping. After our accommodation in couchets we moved to our well known Viking club. Together with us there were also group of teenagers from some north country, going to school holiday. And they were so noisy and disturbing. Our first night at the ship was very hard, and I hated them, because it was impossible to sleep in that noise.


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My Travels – Iceland 1998 – 20.day

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2.September 1998

Iceland 1998 - Dyrholaey
At morning we left B&B at half past nine. At the camping site we joined with other part of our travelers. Their tents were much more wetter than yesterday. In the Svartys we made photo near of the lighthouse. It was so difficult to make photo in the horizontal rain, but at last we made it successfully. We denied to visit The museum of stones. That day we were returning to point that we left 2 weeks ago. Our round way around Iceland was closed. In the Egilstadir we bought some meal for the ferry. We had enough own groceries we only wanted to buy some fresh bread and butter. We reached our well known camp in Seydisfjordur in the strong rain. Hesitated long time, we build our tents at last. But there were no other possibility. Our dinner we prepared on our standard place in the shower/toilet cabin. With wet dresses we went to sleep to wet sleeping bags and wet tents. But it didn’t matter at last. We were so tired and we slept in short time.


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My Travels – Iceland 1998 – 19.day

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1.September 1998

Iceland 1998 - SkaftafelljokulAt 6 o’clock morning, we all woke up and we started to survive our tents. I decided to do the same, despite of Boris’s protests. We packed our tent. Then we helped Emil and Hilda. Strong wind blew away cover from Emil’s tent and we searched it half hour. We found it at last. After shower our mood rapidly improved. Fully packed we visited local coffee shop, where we bought some coffee and cakes. We had enough time, that we spend with visiting of Skaftafelljokul iceberg moraine. It was near of camping and it wasn’t problem to find it. But strong wind blowing from iceberg embarrassed our advance.


Iceland 1998 - JokulsalronWe left our camping at afternoon. We stopped at Jokulsalron. It is iceberg lake. It was raining, as usually. I decided to visit lake with terrapin. At first we had to wear orange life jackets. Then our terrapin went on the lake. It was interesting experience, and it all looks like somewhere in Greenland. From the water sticked up blue icebergs and I made a lot of photos there. One man from crew followed us on another boat. He brought us 1000 years old ice. We didn’t have whiskey and we only touched it. After half hour we returned on the bank wet and cold.


Iceland 1998 - HofnThen we continued to Hofn, where we had to spend next night. It was still raining outside, and everybody was in bad mood from that. When we realized, that we must build our wet tents again, wasn’t very pleasant. At last we made agreement with Palo and we accommodated at the near youth hostel. Difference between price of this type of accommodation and camping we paid ourselves. It was a fair offer. It was raining outside, but we were in warm place. We took shower, prepared a good meal in the well equipped kitchen. Palo found Black Velvet and offered it to our group. Evening we spent discussing with 2 girls from Germany. They travelled through Iceland severally. We slept in our sleeping bags, but in normal beds, what was unbelievable comfort.


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