Iceland Day #3: And then BLAM it rains

Gullfoss waterfall

Before we left Lydia kept talking about how much rain we were going to have to be dealing with.  After two mostly dry, though slightly overcast, days spent in Reykjavik the sky finally opened up and let us have it right on our stupid heads.  Most of the day was spent driving in the rain as we did the Golden Circle, a tour of Iceland that includes "Þingvellir, the waterfall Gullfoss (meaning "golden falls"), and the geothermally active valley of Haukadalur, which contains the geysers Geysir and Strokkur" [wp].

Rain seemed to fit the theme of the day, as everything was wet, wet and more wet which is, if you're visiting the first geyser discovered by Europeans and a waterfall, to be expected.  We skipped going to Þingvellir because we couldn't figure out how to get there and one of the roads that we were meant to take was blocked off.  There's a lot of roads in Iceland that regular cars can't drive, and it might have been that we had planned to take one of those roads unknowingly and even had the road been open we wouldn't have been able to go.

Tomorrow it's tiny horses for ridding.  Remember to keep following us through my Flickr set [fkr], since I'm updating that as quickly as possible and it'll likely have stuff that I don't get a chance to write about.  Like our 3 am trip to the Vöffluvagninn.