Greetings from the land of spectacular waterfalls, mighty glaciers, and black lava rock beaches! And even better--NO SNOW Shovelling! First thing this morning we toured the Hellisheioi geothermal plant. The energy harvested from the hot water deep under the surface of the earth is used to provide hot water and electricity for the city of Reykjavik. The average home owner pays only $75 /month inclusive for all of water, hot water, electricity, and home heating. The run off is passed through pipes under the city's walks and streets robbing the Reykjaviks the joy of snow shovelling.
The beauty of Iceland is truly indescribable. As we relax in Vik, in the shadow of the Katla Volcano, we are feeling truly blessed.
Welcome to the land of frequent rainbows and very few trees! Lava rocks present a dramatic backdrop for misty skies and intermittent sun showers.
We spent our afternoon soaking in the Blue Lagoon. This man-made attraction is fed by the output of the nearby geothermal power plant. The waters contain sulphur and silica which Icelanders believe have healing powers. Playing in the mud is encouraged. Do we look thirty years younger?
I acquired personal fame with our new tour group friends when I went the wrong way out the shower room and made a fabulous re-entrance into the baths wearing only what Mamma made and a towel.
Having an amazing time! You are Always in my Prayers. Love Mom