“A bend in the road, is not the end of the road… unless you fail to make the turn.” ~ Helen Keller
More of an observation on life than specific to travel, this one, but I’ve often found it applies even more so when you are away from home, exploring somewhere unfamiliar. In that situation, it’s so easy to stumble across something unexpected – whether it’s a minor inconvenience such as a closed attraction you wanted to visit, or something more fundamental such as a cancelled flight or lost hotel room booking.
How you handle the unexpected bumps and bends on the road can make a huge difference to how much you enjoy your trip overall. I’m not always the calmest when it comes to such incidents, but luckily for me, Pete is both laid back and calming, whilst also practical and once I’ve got over the shock or disappointment or anger, we put our heads together and decide what to do.
Have you hit an unforeseen bend in the road while travelling? What happened and how did you make the turn?
Iceland is a perfect destination for a self-drive tour – the country’s N1 route circles around the main landmass, missing only the West Fjords in the North West. We visited in summer, when the days were bright and long and the roads easy to drive. The N1 hugs the coast in the South and South East of the island, but even where it doesn’t, there are often smaller roads you can divert onto to explore the hinterland and coastline around the rest of Iceland. The views on a sunny day are spectacular and the roads wonderfully empty too.
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