We continued with Extreme Iceland for Day 2, but this time for a trip along the south coast. It was simply another day of the beauty providing sensory overloaded.
Wondering about the numerous lava field I expected, but observing ecological succession with lava field covered with moss was a surprise
Seeing wonderful scenery
Walking behind the waterfall (Seljalandsfoss)
Strolling black beach (Reynisfjara)
Marveling at rock formations
Enjoying the view from Dyrholaey of the black beach we just visited
Reflecting about the setting of a farm with its fertile land and the glacier above
Hearing the roar of Skogafoss in its gorge
Standing on the glacier (Solheimajokull)
Never tiring of the landscape and the views
Continually admiring the landscape
…. after all, how could anyone get bored with seeing places like this.
Hope you enjoyed the brief highlights of Iceland’s south coast. Here’s a 2+-minute video showing the sights in motion.
Water is the driving force of all nature. (Leonardo da Vinci)
I love the sounds and the power of pounding water, whether it is the waves or a waterfall. (Mike May)
The point is that when I see a sunset or a waterfall or something, for a split second it’s so great, because for a little bit I’m out of my brain, and it’s got nothing to do with me. I’m not trying to figure it out, you know what I mean? And I wonder if I can somehow find a way to maintain that mind stillness. (Chris Evans)
There is a hidden message in every waterfall. It says, if you are flexible, falling will not hurt you! (Mehmet Murat ildan)
Just as a waterfall grows slower and more lightly suspended as it plunges down, so the great man of action tends to act with greater calmness than his tempestuous desires prior to the deed would lead one to expect. (Friedrich Nietzsche)
One will never find in the waterfall of sights anything else than the Illusion of Life, which falls in torrents on the granite rocks of the souls. (Sorin Cerin)
Friends of ours just returned from an Argentina-to-Chile cruise. The day before boarding the ship, they took a tour of a place I didn’t know along the border of Argentina and Brazil. Once I saw this video, I knew this was a fitting post for us to explore … and the music is a perfect match for the scenery.
Have you heard of these? Have you been there? Which of the quotes stuck you?