On a sunny weekend in the end of May, I took the twenty minute walk along the coastal path from my house to Nauthólsvík, the geothermal seabathing spot in 101 Reykjavík. There’s a small partially enclosed swimming place that’s a bit warmer than the actual sea water (although still way too cold to do anything but walk in and run back out) and a long hot pot where you’ll spend most of your time if you go.Despite the perpetually frigid water, there’s still a beach-day feel on a sunny “summer” afternoon. Kids are playing in the sand, people are soaking up the sun on lounge chairs and picnic benches, and someone is always cooking plysur (a pylsa is an Icelandic hot dog) on the grill. I met a German friend who is planning a move to California, so we talked about big changes (I just came back to the States myself) and the struggle to get rid of all the things you accumulate so you can pack your life into a few suitcases again (I’m getting really good at this…brought everything back with only three checked bags!).
[35mm film taken with my Canon EOS Rebel 2000. Click here for more pictures of Reykjavík