On the way to the village, today it felt almost warm, but walking back the wind was heading my way, and boy was it cold.
The purpose of the walk this morning was to talk with the mayor, however, I learned from the two nice ladies, Didda and Suala who work in the office, that he went to Reykjavik and wouldn’t be back until Monday.
The other purpose this morning, was to get a good photo of the village from the edge of town. I saw the possibility of this the other day when the camera was left at home.
Also in the plan was to find a restaurant hidden near the fishing port. Siggi told me there was one, but I thought walking that way was off limits to people not involved with the industry, and the building of a new fish production plant going up now.
So, I found the restaurant, walked up the steps and met Adalbjorn Arnarsson who is the new owner of the restaurant he named, Fontur, for the name of the edge of the island.
He was such a nice man; said he has seen me walking around town and he made me feel welcome. However, it was a bit early for lunch, so I walked to the edge of town and got my photo.
Then came back to the restaurant where Adalbjorn offered me a typical Icelandic lunch of fish in a gravy made from the fish, and potatoes and salad. I know the salad had grated carrots in it and the other ingredient, I think was celery root. Anyway the whole meal was good. I ate my lunch while workmen from the plant came in and got their lunch, as well.
The photos today are of the village from the edge of town, fish drying, a vacant building and a view of boats in the harbor. I hope you enjoy then. Later today, I’ll head to the hot pot.