Day 6 – Kayak Power Challenge

The eventful week had started to take its toll. Sunday morning we woke up hour later than previously but people were more tired than ever. ’Another Day in Paradise’ by Phil Collins blasted on the radio as we started driving and it oriented us nicely to the sunniest day of the trip so far.

The activity of the day was kayaking. Most of us had no prior experience, nor expectations. After signing the wavers, the instructors showed us the basics on land for all about two minutes after which we were going to first go through ’safe and easy harbour area’ after which we were heading to open sea (no mention of safety or difficulty this time).

To everyone’s great surprise, no one fell and overall the whole course went smoothly. (As smoothly as a traffic jam in New York.) A seal even came to greet us as we passed its sunbathing spot.

After kayaking we started looking for a place to eat. Of course not before owning local kids on the football field. We unanimously decided to have fish & chips in downtown.

After our meal, we visited the Hallgrimskirkja church, bought some souvenirs and roamed the streets of Reykjavik. Heading back to our cars, we noticed that the sunny weather had lured the local people to start their home renovations. We also came across many of the famous Reykjavik cats!

In the evening some of us went swimming while the rest of us went to see the Grótta Island Lighthouse and to have dinner in the nearby vietnamese restaurant. As we came back to the hotel after the eventful day, everyone was dead tired and yet happiness still seemed to glow on peoples faces. What a happy day!

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