Munich

We spent Wednesday afternoon in the warm water of the Blue Lagoon in the South of Iceland, wonderful! Then we flew to Munich yesterday and spent a nice evening in Garching. Today we are taking the train to Kaiserslautern. It is much warmer here than it was in Iceland.

Iceland

We came into Iceland yesterday morning and spent a couple of hours walking around Reykjavik. Later we drove to Nesjavellier, where we are staying in a very nice hotel. In the afternoon we hiked around the area (8 km), which has a lot of hot water gushing out. There is a thermal plant there as well. The pool at the hotel is a pleasant 38 degrees, feels good after walking a lot.

Today we drove the Golden Circle and hiked in Thingvellier (8.5 km). Wonderful landscape, and the weather was nice and sunny for most of the day. We had to scrape the ice of the car windows this morning though, and the maximum temperature today was 6 degrees Celsius. Fortunately, we have winter clothing with us.

View towards our hotel in Nesjavellier
Hot water everywhere, but cold wind
Hiking in Thingvellier was great

Toronto

We are spending a day in Toronto, not having been here for over 40 years. It was very interesting to walk around the city. The weather is quite warm and humid, but it didn’t rain.

 

The CN Tower disappeared in clouds

Vancouver

We are both in Vancouver, the boat is tucked away for the winter. We keep busy visiting friends and preparing for our travels, still rather complicated. I also have a couple of business meetings, but took two hours off this morning to enjoy the nice weather and walk around Stanley Park.

End of season

I took the boat into Montague Harbour yesterday to start packing up for the end of the season. Today was beautiful and sunny, so I went for lunch to the restaurant at the marina here. It is their last day of the season too. Tomorrow I plan to go into Sidney where Ancient Murrelet will spend the winter. I spent 102 days on the boat this year, the weather was great and we got to see lots of friends and some family. Hopefully next year travel will be back to normal.