The destination of our fourth day in Iceland was actually beyond the waterfalls and the museum to the south coast, about 2 hours from Reykjavik. It was both an interesting drive and a fascinating place. We ended up at the famous black sand beach known as Reynisfjara. And the sand was truly black, eroded from Iceland's volcanic rocks.
This is said to be the most beautiful black sand beach in the world. It was formed when hot lava from the nearby Katla volcano ran into the cold seawater and broke down so quickly it formed sand almost instantly (in geological terms). I think the 'most beautiful in the world' description may have been added in mid-summer when the sun was out, the waves were gentle, and the water was blue!
That certainly wasn't the case on the day we were there!
But this felt like a real adventure and we enjoyed all of it - the beach that Mrs. F.G. is walking along, the crashing waves, the cold howling wind off the north Atlantic and the offshore sea stacks. Almost as adventurous as being up on the glacier two days before! And close to going outdoors at this time of year here in Meaford!