Yesterday we finished the travers, got to touch the lighthouse, ate the rest of our food and Stano finally used his air mattress , which he carried in his backpack and swam on it in the ocean.
Every one of us has done 600 km. Although we are little tired, but satisfyingly laying by the lighthouse we are enjoying the Icelandic Sun and remembering what we have been through the last few days.
We went from Kópasker by the seaside all the way to the very north. We did not meet many people and the few we did, looked at us weird from their cars.
It all passed by very quickly, or at least faster than we thought. Not long ago we were eating hamburgers in Reykjavik and trying to imagine what can 600 km be like. I only know what it meant to me. Besides staring at the nature and cursing at the rain that did not want to stop for a week, these kilometers represented a time to get to know myself and other guys better. The time spent out of reality of casual life gave us opportunity to realize some things. The casual things are taken differently. Each one of us replaced his home with a tent, a bed with a sleeping pad, bed sheets with a sleeping bag, family with 3 other guys we didn’t even know quite well before.
I think what more important than this trip is what every one of us is taking from it back home. It is what we will bring into our families, friends and relationships in daily life. Otherwise these 600 km would mean only a great experience and that would not be enough I guess.
Our next stop is Reydarfjordur where we would like to spend a couple of days among Slovak missioners. We are hitchhiking in pairs. The only planned part is our destination. Mišo and I slept near the ocean in Porshafne last nigh. Right now we are in a car with a Belgian couple heading right towards Reydarfjordur. Stano and Andrej are also on their way there. Hopefully we will meet up with them soon.