Finally! Iceland was an incredibly rugged, sparse and beautiful country. We spent a good amount of time in Reykjavik and saw some of the country by driving the classic "Golden Circle." I'll update this post down the road with the journal I kept as well. For now, pictures! [flickr_set id="72157643621209763"]
Last weekend we camped in the San Juans on Lopez Island. I originally planned for us to stay on Orcas Island as well, but we caught a later ferry than expected (causing us to be in ferry line in Anacortes for more than six hours!). Here we are, finally in transit.
We didn't want to stretch ourselves trying to island hop, so we stretched out at our campground at Spencer Spit State Park. We totally posed for this photo, but it turned out great! Look at that view from the campsite!
In the morning, our breakfast of champions included some dry granola and hot coffee thanks to my new Jetboil Sol Titanium Stove. It's a great combination of weight and boiling time if you're considering a backpacking camp stove.
On our final morning, we woke up to a layer of fog, packed up camp and headed home. We felt rested and thankful we spent all our time seeing so much of Lopez Island.
Ah ha! I knew I'd find the remaining New Zealand photos (See Part 1)! Here are the last remaining shots, mostly from the Parnell suburb of Auckland and Cornwall Park/One Tree Hill. Obviously, Sergio took many of these.
I believe this was in the Ponsonby suburb.
On our last day, we figured out logistics for the flight home and I had a chance to catch up with Amanda over Skype. As much as I loved New Zealand, I was looking forward to getting home and seeing my wife!