Heading out in the morning saw us passing the same group of brits who had hired bikes to see the Island, it became a game of leap frog for awhile. first real good bit of dirt track work over a big mountain range, it finally got cold enough for me to plug my heated vest in, Inspector Gadget (martin) was so jealous, the day went on too long but we did reach the most Northern point of Iceland and (the farthest North I had ever reached) Martin carried on to his hotel and we had a truly shit wet camp,
We had arranged to meet at the Dead fox water fall, think it’s really called Dettifoss or something, the big waterfall at the beginning of the Prometheus film (Alien)
Martin text H to warn him the track was Bad, But to us this is what the XT600 were build for I HAD A GREAT RIDE Hammered it up the track, bike handled great even though it was fully loaded, my off road riding has improved no end since Tajikistan and all the handling problems sorted out, (no of those buttock clenching moments were you needed to change your pants afterwords)
The power of nature in a very raw way , TO GIVE YOU AN IDEA OF SCALE THAT LITTLE WHITE DOT ON THE FIRST PIC ON THE OTHER SIDE ,,IS A WOMAN
After the water fall off to a very smelly place to watch gizers doing there thing and to also watch H getting covered in petrol fixing a leak,
On to Akuryri were we elected to get rooms in the same hotel as martin as we would be under canvas for 3 days at the Landsmo`t rally.
Yet again martin treated us to a meal, yet again he told me to” Fuck off with my boil in the bag meal” (strange man) ACTUALLY HE IS A GREAT GUY and I will be sorry to see him leave tomorrow.