THE COLD PROMISE OF ICELAND
" Don't let the weather scare you away from your plans "
We were road-tripping, as we often do. But this time we'd chosen Iceland, for the promise of beautiful northern lights.
On the way back from the South East towards Reykjavik, we remembered pictures of a plane wreck and looked up for it. The trail was described by bloggers as wet and muddy, and potentially safe on foot. But the blue hour - purple, that day- was already there and we wouldn't make it on time if we walked.
The weather forecast wasn't looking good. More rain, more clouds, and the night. Soon. We really hesitated. What if we got stuck on that trail by -10°C ? But adventure is adventure. There was adrenaline running through our veins as we decided to drive to the wreck and almost got stuck using the right side track instead of the left side one. But we made it, and as we did, the last tourist car was leaving. Night would be there soon.
When you get to the wreck, there's no way you're going to "just stay a minute". So we stayed a while and as we did, rain drops started to fall. We had to leave. But the rain isn't cold. The rain melts the snow. And as it becomes more and more muddy, the ground starts to mirror everything around. Wreck included.
As I would normally tend to stay in bed during rainy mornings, or keep by the fire on a cold night, Iceland taught me to never let the weather scare me away from my plans. The rain might look even better. The cold might shine on everything it touches. And you may feel tears of joy when you wasn't expecting anything anymore, and get to contemplate so much beauty.