PHYLLIS ODESSEY

black beauty

You read about it, but you don’t believe it until you actually visit Vik and Reynisfara in southern Iceland. Stepping onto to beach:  it’s black stones, moving toward the water, the ground turns to small black pebbles and finally near the water’s edge soft black sand.

According to folklore, two trolls attempted to drag a ship to land but were turned to stone as daylight broke, turning them into the Reynisdrangar stacks clearly visible from the beach.

There is a warning amidst all this beauty:  sneaker wave.

At Reynisfara (which is the other side of the black beach) the rock formations begin.  There are rock configurations that look like diamonds or the rocks that are columns.

 

 

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