Fire and Ice

Fire and Ice

Back into the wildness

WERE OFF !Posted by zebb Tue, July 16, 2013 08:20:58

Back into the wildness

With great reluctance we left the comforts of our nice B&B in Akranes but at least we were all dry again.

The main reason we had come to Iceland was to ride the Sprengisandur off road track it runs right through the centre of Iceland and is truly out in the wilds, this would give us chance to see the country in the raw ,, well at the moment I wish it would put its clothes back on , we moved up to the beginning of the track in the hope we would get a weather window that would enable us to start the crossing but so far we are sitting in tents listening to the rain getting bored ,, so much so I just went outside to get wet, so that I could come back in to get dry “YEH SO MUCH FUN “ (Think I might try the mace out in the tent next! )

The Sprengisandur has five river crossings within a hundred miles of track so this should test us and the bikes but we have to attempt it at the latest on Tuesday otherwise we wont make the ferry to the Faeroe isles , bar the river crossings we think the track wont be as hard as the Kjolur route just possible longer . the track has been open for nearly two weeks now and people who have done it told us the rivers are low because its so cold this year the ice cap is not melting, there is no point in use trying though if we don’t get the weather as all we will see is fog,, (may as well be on the penny pass in north Wales)