Following yesterday’ post, what Kiwi Daughter saw from the side window as Himself and I were busy debating how far further our real destination was, turns out to be a well known landmark: Seljalandsfoss waterfall.
It’s a striking waterfall that tumbles off the steep edge of a mountain, withevery now and again a smoky like plume of water being blown across it’s face by stiff gusts of wind.
The rain has produced several other smaller waterfalls beside Seljalandsfoss, but a good deal of the time these smaller plumes spend their time as horizontal wafts of water as the wind defeats their fall.
After a short turn off the main road we reach a car park and Himself the kids tumble out of the car to go and take a closer look.
I need a rest so stay with the car. taking photographs from afar, but soon realise that I have drawn the short straw, the best view will most certainly be up close. This is confirmed as soon as the other three rush back, damp from the rain and spray and breathless in their excitement of telling me all about what it is like close up. I read on Wikipdia (link at bottom of the page) that:
“Seljalandsfoss is one of the best known waterfalls in Iceland. Seljalandsfoss is situated between Selfoss and Skógafoss, where Route 1 (the Ring Road) meets the track going to Þórsmörk. This waterfall of the river Seljalandsá drops 60 metres (200 ft) over the cliffs of the former coastline. It is possible to walk behind the waterfall. It was a waypoint during the first leg of The Amazing Race 6.”