The reason for this is that the current cache position wasn't of my choosing - Freyr very kindly put the cache in place when my original box was demolished along with the main road bridge during rebuilding. The site seemed to be OK initially but the photos in the gallery (& a couple of recent logs) seem to show it could be in a much more scenic position., away from the bridge which has started to be used as a toilet stop! There were two bridges here in 2009 when I placed the cache and when the main one was rebuilt shortly for a period there were 3 bridges!! However, it seems the original name is still correct and you can see the original bridge some way below on the opposite side to the waterfall.
ICELANDIC (according to Google)
Ég setti einn hér vegna þess að það eru svo fáir felustaður milli Höfn og Mývatn og cachers gæti þurft pásu áður yfir Tolkeinesque landslag Modrudalsheidi til vesturs. Mér finnst viss um að JRR Tolkein verður að hafa byggt Mordor á íslensku landslagi eins og þessa.
Upprunalega skyndiminni var eins mikið af felustaður í Englandi - 35 mm ör pottinn í vegi hindrun - einungis þeir hafa ekki frábær foss eins og einn á Ysta Rjukandi ánni nálægt þessari skyndiminni síða .
Um ári eftir að setja skyndiminni helstu verk á vegum hafin og þriðja brú var búin. Skyndiminni lifði í nokkurn tíma en á endanum gömlu brýr og skyndiminni voru fjarlægð af starfsmönnum, sem hafði hjálpað mörgum af fyrri finders .
Þökk Freyr Ævarsson frá Egilsstöðum, skyndiminni er aftur upp og keyra eftir að hafa verið tímabundið óvirk í marga mánuði.
Mundu að gæta eins og þú ert við hliðina á tali þjóðveginum!
Kannski ekki allir sem leitar finnur skyndiminni;. Ég vona að minnsta kosti að þeir munu hafa notið fossinn og brot í akstri
Ég er afar þakklát Frey fyrir að bjóða til að hjálpa mér að halda þessu geocache fara - sannkallaður "hvítur riddari Geocaching"
I put one here because there are so few caches between Hofn and Myvatn and cachers might need a break before crossing the Tolkeinesque landscape in Modrudalsheidi to the west. I feel sure that J R R Tolkein must have based Mordor on Icelandic landscapes such as this.
The original cache was like a lot of caches in England - a 35 mm micro pot in a road barrier – only they don’t have a superb waterfall like the one on the Ysta Rjukandi river near this cache site.
About a year after placing the cache, major road works commenced and a 3rd bridge was created. The cache survived for some time but eventually the old bridges and the cache were removed by the workers, who had helped many of the previous finders .
Thanks to Freyr Aevarsson from Egilsstadir, the cache I posted out is in place and ready to be found again after being temporarily disabled for many months.
Remember to take care as you are beside a busy main road!!
Maybe not everyone who searches will find the cache; I hope at least they will have enjoyed the waterfall and a break in the driving.
I am extremely grateful to Freyr for offering to help me keep this geocache going - a true "white knight of geocaching" Also to Eyjafjallajökull for helping me with the new co-ordinates: hopefully cachers will not now be going to the wrong side of the road
I'm also indebted to Boekan for placing a new container in place in July 2018 after the previous one had gone missing. Also thanks to baSHful for putting in a fresh log sheet a month later. A really big help, thank you very much indeed.
And to Geojusu for putting a new box and log sheet in place when this needed it in June 2016. Your help is very much appreciated as I can't say when I'll be able to return to this wonderful island.
~~~ Roll of Honour ~~~
FTF - Yeti & Schneehäsli
STF - Carschti
TTF - mopedharvey