Repacking the Landrover at Seyðisfjörður

Food Dump Collection

Forced out of bed this morning at 9:30 by a sudden rise in temperature. My strange dream about escaping from the Army by travelling across France in a bun ended abruptly at the Belgium border. Back to the real world, the fjord is full of fog again this morning and we cannot see across the water to Seyðisfjörður.

We sat about in the sun for a while, reading our books before packing up camp. We found a load of loose bolts on the Landrover and spent a good hour tightening them up. This is becoming a bit of a habit. It is such fun driving an ancient Series IIA Landrover around Iceland. We found the tourist office where we left our cache closed, so headed off to the post office to collect and send mail. The new end cap for my Pyranha Master had arrived (thanks Mum). Filled up with fuel and then checked the tourist office again.

Bad News III on the Jokulsá á Brü where the entire river is forced through a narrow gap

We needed a total re-pack of the Landrover to get the rest of the supplies aboard. Spend a good while sorting things out and creating a new week box. It is super hot and sunny today, almost like summer. Drove back across the pass to Egilsstaðir and hit the swimming pool to a much needed shower and soak in a hot tub. The pool was pretty busy, lots of large ladies and young children, and we caused some amusement with our now standard breath-holding bobbing competition.

Drove west and stopped to look at the Jokulsá á Brü and Bad News III. Bad News II really is as nasty as I recall, although Tom thinks it does not look too bad!?!. Then drove up to look at Bad News I, in Poo Canyon. Tom nodded off in the middle seat as we drove up the road, and I had to fight to get access to the gear stick. Found Bad News I, and it also looks as nasty as I recall. We did paddle this in 1989, although that was more by accident that by design. Quote from Tom “My Grandmother could do that”, but when pushed, he was not so keen to run Poo Canyon by himself. Andy and I are certainly not tempted to have a go.

Now camped by the side of the Brü, with the plan to paddle the middle section in the morning. The replacement end cap fits on my boat, and we keep the old one to return to Pyranha.