I look outside the window and suddenly realize that the sun is shining – finally, after everything had been grey in greay for days. The glance back to my computer, where an assignment and some applications are waiting for me… And then I have already stood up. I sneak into our bedroom and steal Nils’ camera. (I won’t go into detail why Nils is sleeping in the middle of the day…)
For an instant I think about leaving my gloves at home – as the sky is gloriously blue. Jesus Christ, I would have regret it! The cold is omnipresent, but fortunately for once there is no wind so it almost feels good.
The last time I had been to the supermarket I‘d thought to have caught a glimpse at the sea between two rows of houses… So I begin to search for these houses. (Sadly a pretty good representation of my orientation…)
3 streets away from our apartment, not even 800 meters by foot – And I find myself standing at the shore, gazing over the rough sea. Reykjavik extends over the whole visible bay. In the distance I can even recognize the Hallgrimskirkja.
I follow the path along the sea and try out the different settings of Nils’ camera. I have given up to change the lenses long ago – That will come as soon as I know how to use the standard lens! 😀
The air is fresh and tastes like salt and I can feel how my cheeks slowly turn red. I grin, just like that, because I can. Because I won’t meet anyone who could be bothered about it anyway. And because it just feels liberating.
Alone in the wild
To be able to drive a whole day and meeting nobody but one other car… Iceland really shows you the meaning of quiet and solitude! Our private Superjeep Tour
How we hiked through the Highlands for 3 days and often saw not a single body for hours: Laugavegur – 3-Days-Power-Hike through the Highlands
More about Reykjavik
New to the city: First Impressions
Another way to explore the sourroundings: Lavatour – Iceland on Horseback
A view over the whole city: Mount Esja – The city mountain of Reykjavik