Iceland - Day 17: Pudding
Today was a real day off. I wouldn't simply lie in bath as in Landmannalaugar but needed to do 100 different things such as washing my clothes and eating as much as possible. I managed to sleep in for an entire hour. After eating half a truck of lettuce and some cola I walked through the forest some more. My legs still hurt quite a bit but it was pretty there. Later I went to buy milk to make some more pudding. They also sold traditional hand woven wool clothing. I wanted to buy a hat with the Iceland flag but they didn't have those.
I could see the ocean in the distance
View over Varmahlid
Using milk the dessert came out a lot better, only the step 'put 10 minutes in the fridge' was a bit hard to follow. I cooled it with water from the tap, which also worked. It was very tasty, which was good, as I had made half a liter. After lunch I spent two hours trying to wash my clothes and just lying in the sun.
Half a liter of banana pudding
When my t-shirt was dry enough to wear I could wash the second one. By then it was time for dinner, cola and semolina porridge. I still haven't had a real meal today, but did eat a lot of sugar, fat and vitamins. It was also nice to throw out all my garbage, that easily saved 0,5 kg of weight. I also disposed of the extra liter of gasoline I had been carrying. Next time I definitely have to plan that better.
Advice from the Icelandic rescue service
From here to the bus stop is about 105 km. The bus leaves only once a day at 2 o'clock. To challenge myself I plan to get there in 3,5 days. I plan to walk 25-30 km/day on the first two days and then as far as necessary on the 3rd one. The bus passes a large waterfall and geiser before going to Reykjavik. I plan to spend one day at the geiser to view the hot springs there and a local museum. The following day I will take a bus to Pingvellir park, one of the oldest parks in Iceland and apparently very pretty. The remainder of the hike will likely be very tough, but after today's rest I am looking forward to it again.
Distance walked: 3 km