12.03.2016 - 12.03.2016
Departure day from Iceland - time to head to Scotland!
The weather in Reykjavik was terrible this morning: the wind was extremely strong, making it difficult to walk around at times. I spent the morning walking around the city. I visited the church, which was quite nice. Nothing much on the inside, but an interesting exterior. At this point the weather was getting worse, so I walked back to the hostel to await my transfer to the airport.
The flight was rough during takeoff due to the strong winds. Just sitting on the runway the wind was rocking the plane back an forth. The rest of the flight went well.
I was finally in Scotland! After 5 or 6 years I was finally going to see Kevin again, along with getting to reconnect with Pip and Stephen. I took the bus into the city center and found my way to hotel. The room was quaint and had a large bathroom.
I decided I wanted to head out for a drink rather than spending the evening in the hotel. I started chatting with a guy named Gavin on Grindr; he came over and we went out to a nearby gay bar, The Street (by unexpected coincidence I was staying in the unofficial gay district of town). Being a Saturday night it was rather crowded, but we found a place to sit and enjoy a few beers. At first he had trouble understanding my accent, but I can follow him with ease. He was very handsome, with great eyes and smile. We then went over to another gay bar called CC Bloom's where we had another few beers. Finally, around 2am we left and he walked me back to my hotel. We talked about meeting up again while I'm in town.