Fish dinner

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Delicious fresh cod dinner at Durum restaurant. Dennis was expecting fried ….

But was happy when he tasted how fresh and flaky it was and cleaned his plate!!!
Onward to Helsinki early tomorrow.

Reykjavik

I wondered whether my hair would ever be the same after the blue lagoon treatment, but, thankfully, it’s fine and didn’t turn green or anything!

Dinner last night was terrific – at Hamborgara Fabrikkan- a deservedly packed place not too far from here, where I enjoyed a delicious lamb burger, while dennis remained the traditionalist, and stuck with beef.

Rain was forecast for today, but we lucked out with light drizzle. This is an extremely manageable city and we walked most of it today. It reminds me very much of Ushuaia! Maybe not so surprisingly. The architecture (many of the buildings with corrugated siding and roofs; the coast line; and it has a sturdiness and practical feel to it.

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We were most impressed with the newly opened concert hall, right down on the harbor. I’m sure the glass would have reflected even more on a sunny day.

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Lunch was one of the local specialties – pylsur – a hot dog with onions, mustard, ketchup and remoulade. This little stand is supposed to have the best in Reykjavik.

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Hallgrimskirkja church was another destination. We were lucky enough to hear the organ being played.

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Blue lagoon, Iceland

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What an amazing landscape. Did we land on Iceland or the moon?

A soak in these therapeutic geo thermal waters does wonders for the jet-lagged, sleepless body and mind, but it does a HUGE number on the hair!!! Despite slathering it with conditioner beforehand. I wish we could have photographed ourselves whilst in the water and our faces masked in the white silica produced naturally.

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