Today was a blast--a cold and windy blast! The day began with a drive to Bjarnarhöfn Farm which is the region's leading producer of a traditional Icelandic dish known as "hakarl" (cured shark meat). At one time the shark was buried for six weeks underground to remove the toxins. The current methods of fermenting and drying are a little more scientific, but you get the picture. You are basically eating rotten dry shark. Andrew Zimmern once did a food show on location at this exact shark farm. Dad loved the shark--he went back for seconds. However, he almost chocked on the shot of hooch you traditionally wash it down with.
I waited for the Breidafjördur Fjord Boat Tour to have my unique culinary experience of the day. The crew casts a small net-plough overboard to bring up delicious shellfish from the sea bed. I downed nine fresh raw scallops. I am happy to report no epi-pens were required.
Today was a hoot. I feel like we are clicking our heels and yelling "I'll never grow up--not me"
Wishing Ya'll were here. Flying home tomorrow. #blessedbeyondmeasure
You are Always in my Prayers. Love Mom.
Note: The Breed is Greenland Shark--the Location is Iceland
The kind desk clerk at our last hotel offered to wake us up if the Northern Lights showed up last night. I am happy to report that they visited twice! Perhaps the smartest thing to be doing at two o'clock in the morning is sleep, but YOLO--right? It is probably a good thing that we had a somewhat relaxing day scouring the lava beaches of the Snaefellsnes Peninsula.
Funniest thing happened today. We were petting an Icelandic horse by the side of the road when one tour members offered him an apple. What horse would refuse an apple? Well, this one did! Since there are few trees here there are few local apples; so the horses have no idea that apples are so tasty. I wonder what amazing experiences we pass up because they are new or unusual to us.
Well, if you are offered an apple today (figuratively) I hope you enjoy a gigantic tasty bite.
You are Always in My Prayers. Love Mom.