I didn’t take a single photo today. I did however visit the Seal Center in Hvammstangi which was one of the things on my 2013 Iceland bucket list. It was a bit less of a museum than I imagined but I now know a lot more about about those peculiar creatures that apparently live all over the island. I also know that a walrus was spotted in Hrútafjörður a month ago which for a reason unknown to me totally blows my mind. And harbor seals are pregnant for 11 months and nurse and feed the pup for a month before they get pregnant again. Apparently the fetus grows for a while before the pregnancy comes to an halt for three months (if I remember correctly) which also blows my mind. Maybe this is common knowledge but it’s all new information to me.
After the visit to seal center we were invited to dinner at Gauksmýri where I had a really yummy chicken breast with mashed sweet potatoes and some sort of orange/citrus sauce. Really well cooked chicken (I hate it when chicken is dry) and really nice salad. Apparently during the summer they have a grill menu which is really good so maybe I’ll check it out the next time I’m in the area. I didn’t even know this restaurant existed.
Tomorrow Midge from the Seal Center is taking us on a little tour around the Vatnsnes peninsula where we will hopefully see some newly born seal pups before we head back to Reykjavík. As much as I have loved our little adventure it will be good to sleep in my own bed again tomorrow night with the man who waits for me there. Helga is a useless snuggle partner.