All aboard the POS to Godafoss.
Day 19. 10/July/2014 All aboard the POS to Godafoss. Day score 8.
Haukur or Hawk as he preferred, only because I couldn’t pronounce Haukur or any name or place yet in Iceland. I’ve only just mastered Thank you, Takk Fyri. Hawk had to be at work at 9am. We both drove in to the airport. He was going to be away for about 6 hours, so he invited me to take the POS to Godafoss waterfall, or I was never going to get to see any local sites from the ground. I gladly excepted and promised to fill it with fuel in return.
So an hour or so later I was driving in a Daewoo Lanox with furry dice over the mountain passes and through the fjords to Gods waterfall. Indeed a beautiful drive and the POS went well.
Godafoss could be seen (as most waterfalls) a long way away from the rising spray and the vast numbers of tourist coaches. I parked up and joined the crowds to crawl all over this water fall. The roaring river was created from a collection of snow melt and rain and still running strong in mid July. There were two falls really, the top a horse shoe shape and the lower just a big 10 meter drop. Brill to be a tourist I thought. Soon it was time to drive back, better not be late back with the car.
I wasn’t and with all the pilots back, it was agreed that we would go out and eat. Hawk took me to an old barn that they remembered being a pub or bar, it was now a posh’ish restaurant. Spare ribs seemed the order of the day. A super night sitting amongst pilots. I sat next to (xxxxxxx) who flew Twin Otters to a tourist Island 40 miles north and also he had taken it on survey flights to Greenland, where I’m hopefully going next. So it was helpful and fascinating to sit next to him and learn about all that can be expected.
With food eaten, it was off to another favourite past time in Iceland I have noticed. They love their ice-cream and massive parlours seem packed all the time… Strange but true and delicious…
A selfie was taken with all at the end of the night and I thanked them a lot. They could see I was going through a ruff patch and this really helped.
Thought for the day: Top day. Nothing need more be said.