Time to click over more K's today as we headed along the south coast after a latish start. It was another rainy day so what better way than to spend it in the car. We headed off down route number 1 & after 45 mins had passed through Selfoss. Now we were in to new territory for us. The landscape was once again beautiful and baron and we just drove along enjoying the view. As we made our way a big waterfall eventually came into view. The falls are known as Seljalandsfoss and brought back memories of when we first started planning our travels back in 2009. My final workplace in Oz, Vella's Sand Supplies, had a calendar of different places around the world. One of the months had a picture of these falls and from the first time I saw that pic I knew I wanted to make it there one day. In all honesty I never expected to see it on our trip but it's these little surprises that often have the biggest impact. We stopped at the falls but it was a contest to see who would wet us the most, the rain of the waterfall. Actually I think if we had of hopped into the water we would have still been drier than what we were when returned to the car. The water drops 60 meters and we were able to walk behind the falls to get the full effect. What a great destination. Then it was back in the car for another hour until we came to our destination for the day, the town of Vik. Here we were able to walk along the black sandy beaches that we have heard all about. Now the sea was angry that day my friends, and just added to the atmosphere with the dark clouds and stinging rain. The sand was very unique and felt quite sticky. The town has a lot of charm but is quite small with only 300 inhabitants. A church sits vigil over the town. It was about 1.30pm now so it was time to turn tail and head for home before we ran out of light. About 30 mins later the clouds parted and we were able to stop to see another famous site, Elyfa... Efalyj... Eljafajok.... um the volcano that erupted in 2010. You know the one that grounded all the flights in Europe for a month or 2? Well we managed to take pics and see the countryside that had been affected by the ash. There is a big farm at it's base and they apparently just kept working as usual while it was creating problems around the world. It wasn't anywhere near as big as we had expected though. From there it was straight back home as the rain pounded us and the lights disappeared. I was once again left alone with my thoughts and the rhythmic beating of the windscreen wipers as my travel buddies slept the trip away. It was a long drive owing to the amount of concentration needed in these tough conditions and even had to drive through a snow storm on the hills preceding Reykjavik. But we made it home safely to consume burgers and beers before retiring for the night. Once again despite the trying conditions it was another amazing day in Iceland.