Three very grown up men in a primitively equipped van designed for two meant we had – and would have – to deal with the sort of closeness that generally only feels comfortable to newly enamoured couples. But we had experience of being very close together in somewhat rough circumstances (check this old story for instance) and therefore were very confident that the lack of room would never be an irritation to our mission, especially as the boys had stocked up with some essential supplies at the duty free liquor shop at the airport.
We spent the night at the south facing coast of the Reykjanes peninsula and awoke to a drizzly morning. The wind was onshore, and the waves were as bad as forecasted. There was not much hope for any improvement surf-wise here and I convinced the boys to head east and do some sightseeing along the beautiful south-coast with a slight prospect of finding some waves further east.
I had done this part of the ring road for quite a few times already, but it is the best way to introduce short-time visitors io Iceland´s beauties. Actually, there are so many stunning places along and just beside this route, that the drive still blows my mind, let alone the minds of newcomers.