Iceland, A walk along a river
A walk along the River
our happy guide leads the way,
each bush has it’s own color array
-like a yoga pose.
A place where David Wagoner might get Lost
or Mary Oliver might see Geese.
This Place is truly for us today.
Howard Eustis wrote the poem above while walking along a river on our way to Bruarfoss. We walked and walked from one waterfall to another, each grander than the previous one. Last week, we walked a half hour out and then a half hour back in. This time, our guide Einar encouraged us to go “just five minutes more” to see the grandest waterfall of them all, so we pushed onward. “Just five minutes more” ended up being another 40 minutes of walking along the most exquisite trail along a river. Never mind the cold and rain and hail. We were also treated to the occasional rainbow and to sunshine pouring down on us.
Below are photos from our walk along the river. After the walk we visited Thingviller.