It's hard to believe that October is coming to an end. I have missed being on this space to share my work and thoughts on all things adventure. But I have a really good reason for being gone... I spent the first two weeks of the month in ICELAND. This was a really big deal for me of course. Two weeks is a pretty long time to leave your "9 to 5" behind (especially when you just started a new job about two weeks before). I have had my sights on Iceland and really wanted to take time to really explore.
We managed to make our way around the Ring Road which took us along the coastal route of the island. We attempted several excursions off the Ring Road too. Some successful, others not so much but more to come on that. It was a hard, epic, awesome adventure. I was glad to have take two weeks to be there. I do feel like we just got the hang of things as we left and certainly just saw the tip of the iceberg for Iceland.
I did have Internet intermittently on the trip and ended up deciding to use Instagram as my space to share updates as often as I could along the road of adventure. It was also a great space to keep a photography sketch book of images and places we travelled.
The image above is from our exploration of Loftsalahellir Cave on the southwest side of Geitafjall Mountain. We actually went here twice. Due to down pours we headed out of the south and made our way back on our last full day in Iceland. We arrived in early morning light and it was a magical start to our final day. I kept admiring the way the light fell inside the cave making some of the green moss pop and other areas of the cave remained in deep, dark shadow. I often use my tripod to capture images like this, but since Jared was with my I handed over my camera and instructed him on the image to take as I would stand looking out of the cave (rocking my yellow boots of course).
The trip was planned almost entirely on the go and we both agreed that we have so much more exploration and adventuring to do in Iceland (with a few modifications to the travel setup we had this trip).
I have been busy, editing and can't wait to share tons more about Iceland in the coming weeks. In the mean time here are a few of the images from my Instagram page.