Thursday, 1 October 2009

Apparently it's snowing in Reykjavik...

Whose idea was it to go to Iceland in frigging October?? I shall be having a word with that Melissa!! Actually I much prefer it to be cold than hot, although packing light was a challenge what with all the jumpers and thermals I had to cram in and it was weird having to wear my winter coat to work when we’re enjoying 60degree temperatures in NYC right now, although when I took a cab into the office at 6.30am it was admittedly only 49F according to NY1, so not too hot to be in 4 layers of clothing. Pretty soon that's what I'll be wearing in NYC anyway.

Usually I’m quite organised when I travel, but getting ready for this trip has been a last minute rush and I packed in something of a frenzy last night. I keep looking at my tiny suitcase and wondering if I’ve packed enough clothing. Oh well, it’s too late now. Melissa emailed me on Monday to tell me that the weather wasn't looking so good and as a result I had to make a hurried purchase of a pair of waterproof sneakers and have them delivered to the office. Gotta love that Zappos.com. I’m quite thrilled with my Salomon XT Wings GTX in Asphalt/Black/Autobahn (what were they smoking when they named the colours of the shoe style? Autobahn???), a brand of shoes I can highly recommend after they saw me through my trip to Patagonia a couple of years ago. The waterproof ones are especially amazing - gotta love a bit of Gore-Tex - although of course I haven’t had time to break them in beyond walking around the office in them today, so they shall probably give me blisters and of course I forgot to pack plasters. I'm sure they sell them in Iceland.

I’m crazy excited about my trip though, hence the reason I'm talking gibberish about the wonders of Gore-Tex. Well, that and the fact that I'm operating on minimal sleep after continuous days of getting up at 5.30am and then going home to have 9pm calls with Asia. I’m so looking forward to not having to do that for a few days at least, but to go see geysers, waterfalls instead and feel the waters of the Blue Lagoon lap gently over my toes!! Bliss ;-)

Photos to come!!

8 comments:

Amel's Realm said...

HAVE FUNNNN and STAY WARM!!! First snow came today here WOOHOOOOO...I'm SO SO SO excited! I hope it doesn't melt, though I know it will. Can't wait until the ground is all white again ho ho ho ho...

Looking forward to your pics! ;-D

fishwithoutbicycle said...

Thanks Amel, I had an excellent time in Iceland, I'm smitten. Pics soon

Kitty said...

wow, how cool. Iceland is actually on our shortlist, too. Amazing that you are going!

Have a wonderful time! I hope it's not too insanely cold. Going to a cold place before winter even begins here....that takes some gumption.

Hooray!

fishwithoutbicycle said...

Thanks Kitty, I've actually been and come back and can highly recommend Iceland, it was in the high 30s, but that arctic wind does cut through you. Amazing place though.

Jonathan said...

I only just discovered your blog, but will be following your trip with interest - always wondered what Iceland might be like.

fishwithoutbicycle said...

Thanks Jonathan. Iceland was superb I highly recommend it - more photos coming soon :-)

Jonathan said...

Just added you to Google Reader :) You have a new regular reader - sat here grinning, reading some of your old posts about New York (I've never visited - only been to SF)

fishwithoutbicycle said...

Thanks Jonathan I'm flattered you are enjoying my posts. Have to say NYC is a wonderful place to visit, but then again I'm biased :-)