(and watching other people enjoy the geothermal activity at Geysir), I moved on to my farm hotel for the night, Efsti-Dalur II,
where the views – and the smell – brought tears springing to my eyes –
because even though I am far, far away from home in a country oh so different,
it reminded me so much of where I grew up (surrounded by farmland in Northeast Pennsylvania).
The smell is sweet and sour. Sour grass, and the sense that there are cows in the vicinity.
I had the most delicious dinner in the restaurant, with all-local ingredients – the tomatoes and other vegetables grown in nearby greenhouses. The delicious caramel ice cream in the picture above was made on the farm with the farm’s cream.
While I ate upstairs, these guys were eating downstairs.
At breakfast, this milk made my tea AMAZING.
Thank you, Efsti-Dalur II, for a beautiful visit. I’d like to stay for weeks and weeks while writing a book. 🙂