Vík í Mýrdal Beach

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Vík í Mýrdal Beach. (Click on the photo for added detail.)

As promised, I’m sharing another photo from last year’s visit to Iceland. On one of the outings we stopped for lunch in Vík í Mýrdal; rather than hang around the mall, R and I bought something to go, walked down to the beach, and ate our lunch there, with the wild Atlantic for a backdrop. Conveniently, we found a wooden picnic table there, which made the process a bit more civilised. The beach itself is utterly rugged. From the black volcanic sand to the roaring waves and the otherworldly sea stacks, it all feels so alien. We explored a short stretch, walking along the coastline and soaking in the atmosphere.

The photo I’m sharing today is a snippet that gives some sense of the place. One can immediately see the scale of the waves, and I must add that this wasn’t a stormy day. It was actually rather good weather! The darkness of the sand is not an after-effect. On the contrary, I actually needed to lift the shadows a bit for some texture to be visible.

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