As I stepped outside after breakfast the wind wrapped it's arms around me and did it's best to hurl me down the street. I dug my heels in, spun around and retreated back to the safety of the hotel. I watched the rain flying sideways & realized that today would not be the day to take a planned drive along the south coast. We had a discussion & decided that Jac & I would explore Reykjavik while Jo & Shari would relax in the comfort of the hotel. So we gathered our things, took a deep breath and stepped out into the elements to make a quick dash to the car. The engine fired up, we switched on the wipers and laughed out loud at the weather as we made the trip to our first stop, the towns largest church. We jumped out of the car and the laughter stopped abruptly. The weather now had the upper hand. We wrapped our jackets tightly around us and took a few quick pics before heading inside. The church dominates the skyline and has a very unique look. It is modern and we would have liked to explore it's corners however they are doing renovations so we had no choice but to view from just inside the doors. Oh well, not much we could do about it. So back in the car for a little bit of a drive before deciding it was time for sustenance. Our feed would be at the famous hot dog stand where we have seen lines of people. Owing to the weather likely being a precursor to the end of the world we found nobody there. So again another quick dash to grab 2 dogs and a drink before once again making it back to the safety of the car. As I bit through the skin of the dog my mouth was filled with an explosion of flavor. A mixture of a lamb frankfurt, crunchy onions, mustard and ketchup. Right then my doubts were dispelled. There really is a God. Being careful not to slip into a flavor induced coma I quickly finished heaven in a bun and drove back onto the road and made our way to a building known as the Pearl. This massive structure is on the highest hill in Reykjavik and provides a lookout over the city. Just what you should do on a windy day like this. We made our way to the top and stepped outside once again. I was thrust towards the railing as the sky threw everything at me. 'Is this the best you've got' I yelled as I defiantly shook my fist at nothing in particular. The wind blew harder and the rain proceeded to become upwards rain, & yet Jac and I took photos and laughed in the face of this danger. We walked around the entire pearl. The only ones tough, or stupid enough, to be outside in this gale. Making it back inside again we chatted about how small the city really is. But I guess that's what really adds to it's charm. From there it was back to the car and off to a shopping centre to have a wander for a couple of hours. Nothing too interesting about that. We then headed to the National Icelandic Museum as we had discovered that it was free entry today. We only had an hour but made the most of it as we learnt all about Iceland from it's first settlers in 800 something to the present day. It's only small but very interesting to learn all about their history. From there we had a quick look inside the National Theatre which was impressive but not much was happening. Our final stop of the day was at a small cinema to watch 2 documentaries. One on that volcano that erupted in 2010 that nobody can pronounce, & one on how Iceland was formed. Jac & I were the only ones there so we settled into a comfy lounge and enjoyed the show. Then we scrambled back to the car and made our way back to the hotel. As we exited the car the air was calm. We had taken all that the weather threw at us today & came out unscathed on the other side. It could do nothing to stop the adventurous spirit of a couple of Aussie travelers. So we headed inside and had a feed and a few beers with Jo & Shari. We've learnt a lot about the country today and seen most of the sights of the city. We survived the weather but have had our northern lights tour cancelled again tonight. No matter as we still have quite a few nights left. But tomorrow is meant to be better weather so look out south coast, cause here we come.