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Tuesday, 27 January 2009
Time to tell the story of my header picture. This is a photo taken on our 2006 grand bicycle tour of Iceland, and in particular this was one spot where we camped in the beautiful Eastfjords.
We took this photo just after we'd pitched the tent. Doesn't it all look calm and peaceful? It was, at this moment, but not long after we'd climbed into our sleeping bags the rain started - and oh boy, did it rain! Our tent leaked, we spent the night trying to keep dry by wrapping our raincoats around our sleeping bags... for anyone planning a camping trip in a 20-year-old tent, I do strongly recommend checking that it's waterproof before setting out!
In the morning we cycled round the corner - still in heavy rain - and discovered the best hostel we've ever stayed in, where we then spent the next day drying ourselves and our kit. The funny thing is, even if we'd known it was there we'd probably still have chosen to camp - given the stunning beauty of the spot, and how deceptively clear the sky looked when we settled down to sleep.