Thursday, October 30, 2008

Snow Pile #2

So, we just had to take more pictures of the snow pile outside of the house. The one I posted yesterday wasn't as big as it actually got. It is actually gone now, they worked on removing it and dumping it all afternoon.

I am sorry we did not get pictures of the light earlier today which was spectacular. In the morning, around 10am the sun shines only on the tops of the mountains and it is gorgeous. Of course having a VERY blue sky all day wasn't too shabby either. Here are some from later on in the day.

We joined Jacob in school this afternoon for the poster presentations, they looked great. Afterward we went for a nice walk along the docks as Jacob wanted to look in the water as much as possible. We saw some mussels growing on a rope, lots of ducks, a container full of skate and later while looking over the rocks a seal!!!!!! I don't think I have ever seen a seal in the wild and I was SO excited.

As we decided on dinner tonight we realized we needed lemons and headed to Samkaup. On the way back we walked by the old bakery and Ruth, who is the older woman, and now we know owner of the bakery, invited us in for tea. Of course tea turned into some delicious deserts and some nice conversation. The bakery has been around since 1870 and their family bought it in 1921. Ruth is actually from Denmark originally and is so welcoming. We also got to practice our Icelandic, excellent.

We are really looking forward to this weekend in Heydalur. We are going with Katri, Jukka and Traian. So after class tomorrow we will get in our rental car and head out for 2 nights. We will come back with lots of pictures and stories:)