Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Iceland! Part 1: Frigidity with a Side of Whale Watching

First on our itinerary (which, by the way, was created on the flight over...)- WHALE WATCHING!!

I know, right?! I'm totally with ya. Sounds all exotic and glam and Icelandic-y goodness, right?

Wellll, until you actually get out on that open water and realize that... well, summertime in Iceland is about 30 degrees colder than summertime in New York and Chicago. So, summertime on Icelandic open WATERS?

Umm... needless to say, frigidity didn't really begin to cover it.
Okay, I'm exaggerating.

Oh wait, no I most certainly am NOT.

Oh well. As wimpy as I am in extreme temperatures (and trust me, by normal standards, I don't think this would be remotely considered an extreme temperature situation), it was totally well worth it. Because... well, look what we saw!
And not just once!

Granted, it was no Free Willy skyrocketing into the air, but still! Who knew whales could look so SLEEK and full of BEAUTY?! I mean, I don't know about you, but when I'm comparing something to a whale, beauty isn't exactly what I'm going for.

But I digress. So, that was day 1! Not bad, considering we'd only arrived around noon that day. Stay tuned- more Iceland updates are coming your WAY!

1 comment:

  1. wow.. it's so serene. i can't believe Marian let you post her picture.