Travelling the world
If you’ve ever considered going on a road trip through Iceland, chances are you will have heard of the ‘ring road’. The ring road – or route one – is a 1,332km circular road that runs all around Iceland, connecting all the major cities and towns. This road is well maintained and well signed, making it the perfect way to travel all around Iceland.
Because of the circular nature of the road, pretty much all Icelandic road trips will start (and end) in the capital of Reykjavik.
We had picked up our rental car a couple of days before actually departing from Reykjavik, as it made more sense to use the capital as a base to explore the Golden Circle rather than trying to cram too much into each day.
After packing up our little car and finally saying goodbye to the hustle and bustle of the capital, it wasn’t long before we goodbye to the traffic and finally arrived onto route one.
Our first stop on route one was Seljalandsfoss, one of approximately fifty bajillion waterfalls in Iceland. In a country of so many beautiful waterfalls – or foss’ in Icelandic – they need to be pretty dang special to stand out. Luckily, Seljalandsfoss isn’t just any other waterfall.
No, Seljalandsfoss is one of the few waterfalls in the world which allow you to actually walk behind the plummeting stream of water! Due to the hollowed out and cave-esque nature of this rock, Seljalandsfoss provides visitors with a way to see a waterfall from a totally different perspective.
Fair warning, even though it looks like the pathway is quite far from the water, you will absolutely still get wet!
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Once again I made my annual pilgrimage down to the northern rivers area of NSW to celebrate Australia day with my family. This part of northern NSW is about a 3 hour drive south from Brisbane.
Australia Day is our official National Day which is celebrated annually on January 26th. It marks the anniversary of the arrival of the first fleet of British ships into Port Jackson Sydney in 1788
In contemporary Australia, the holiday is marked by the presentation of the Australian of the Year awards. It is an official public holiday in all states and territories and celebrated with festivals, concerts and ceremonies, large and small, in communities and cities around the nation.
For us, it is time with family.
The beginning of our day commenced with our early morning walk where we were watched by some of the the many locals. They are always so curious and usually…
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