The weather cleared and the wind dropped so the afternoon critique was canned and we went off to Jökulsárlón lagoon itself (rather than the beach). The light was soft and milky and the lagoon had plenty of icebergs. We wandered happily in sunshine and the still crisp air; it was fabulous. Then we crossed over to the beach again and were stunned to see it littered with ice. The previous low tide had pulled tons of ice out of the lagoon & onto the beach. There were some really big pieces (the size of a car), some crystal clear, some opaque white and some a fantastic blue. I was in 7th heaven. About 6.30 we left there and raced back for dinner. Then it was out again by 7.30 on an aurora hunt.
That turned out to be a laugh, we hunted around for a bit, the cloud cover was too thick at the lagoon so we went back to Hali… we thought it wasn't happening as we could not see anything with the naked eye. But a shout from Gail revealed that the aurora was active and appearing in camera. For the next 3 hours we were squealing like little kids as we captured little glimpses of the aurora through the cloud cover.
So that was a big day; 6am start and back at 10.45pm.