Did you miss me? Because I missed you!
I just got back, late last night, from 8 days of winter adventuring around Iceland. If you happened to follow along on my Instagram, you’d have seen by the photos that I got around the country quite a bit, and wasn’t exactly sitting around, eating Icelandic bonbons (though I would have definitely enjoyed that for a day or two!). Jon and I had a very full schedule and our days went like this: wake up at 5 am to chase the sunrise, see as many sites as possible before dark, get a late dinner after being desperately hungry, and then fall asleep so fast that you’re barely in the bed. Then wake up and do the same thing the next day. It was quite a ride!
Winter in Iceland is not for the faint of heart, especially when it comes to the driving, but because we were so well researched and prepared, I always had the right gear to help me along. I saw so many tourists completely underdressed, with the wrong shoes, sliding around the ice and freezing, and I was so grateful to have the right jacket, gloves and boots to keep me toasty warm. That made the extreme weather a lot easier to take, but it was still a very physical, outdoorsy kind of trip.
While I would have loved to keep up with the blog on the road, it was a challenge to get good WiFi (uploading photos to WordPress would have taken years at that speed!) and there just wasn’t a whole lot of time to squeeze out between days. I had planned a few posts while I was away, but all the packing and last minute details had me choosing between being ready for the trip, or taking care of the blog. While I should have done both, we also had this renovation project still in progress the day before we left, complete with awful solvent fumes and dust everywhere. It was a little chaotic, but I’ll do better next time to have great content even when I’m off the map and traveling somewhere.
It was also my birthday last week, so I thought if I was going to take some time off, it should be now!
It’s going to take me a few days to process, upload and edit our hundreds of photos, but I cannot wait to share all the incredible stories and adventures we had in Iceland. I’m also excited to get back to finishing the final hardware details in my new studio, moving all my photography gear in, and getting to finally use the space without knocking into a 1980’s stove.
So many things to look forward to, and I hope you have a great start to the week!