Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Day 2: The Blue Lagoon & Reykjavik

This morning, after checking out of our Very Small Hotel Room, we drove the rather short distance to The Blue Lagoon. It was absolutely gorgeous, initially shocking milky blue water next to all the lichen-covered volcanic rock that's so ubiquitous.

It was downright cold and often rainy this morning (and for parts of the afternoon), but the water was warm, sometimes hot, depending on where we were floating. We were given fluffy robes, which were a big help once we left the lagoon, and towels, which I didn't get to use because someone snagged mine. Shower stalls were all equipped with shampoo and conditioner, and hair dryers were available as well. Our wrist bands locked and unlocked our lockers as appropriate, and we were able to float around the lagoon sipping our one free drink apiece (skyrr smoothies for both of us, strawberry for me, blueberry for Ed).

There was more lagoon that we were able to have access to, but there was a lot of space where we could float around. The depth of the water varied from a shallow depth that covered my knees to nearly five feet deep (which is to say, I could stand up completely and have the water almost touch the top of my shoulders).

We spent more time floating around than we thought we would, but after about four hours we headed to our hotel in Reykjavik, headed out for dinner at Icelandic Fish & Chips, and took a short walk around the neighborhood before heading back to our hotel.

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