The 18th of August was International Geocaching Day and to commemorate with the thousands of others around the world we did a slow geocache through the beautiful Austurdalur (east valley).
We parked the car about 3 kms from the cache location as the road was only suitable for 4wd
The arrow points to the car.
The walk was fairly easy, not many inclines, we just followed the gravel road
and walked pretty much parallel with the winding river through the valley
The weather was pleasant not too warm or windy.
the views were breathtaking...I never get tired of this landscape
we walked through a farm
plenty of horses
and the sheep were scattered in the mountains
The road seemed to follow the same winding pattern of the river
We always start out together but it does not take long for us to settle into our own pace
and the walk becomes a more solitary meditative journey as you breathe in and reflect on the amazing vistas before your eyes.
The cache location was here, near a cable car.
Patricia wanted to cross the river and walk back to the car from the other side...fortunately you needed someone already on the opposite side to operate the cable car...phew...lucky escape!
Another house that speaks to the hermit in me.
All in all a pretty spectacular day.