Everything today drew our attention to the power of nature. We passed a village that was buried by a mudslide, a village that was buried by lava flow, and a village that was slowly destroyed by the advancing of a glacier. We hiked through moss covered lava formations and visited the site of Iceland's recent volcanic eruption (August 2014). We saw the remains of a bridge destroyed by a flood caused by melting glacier flow. Indeed the longest bridge in Iceland will now be dismantled because the river beneath it has decided to create a new path. We wandered about a black lava beach as frantic waves washed baby bergs on to the shore. As spectacular as each of these experiences are nothing prepared us for what happened on our boat trip on the Glacial Lagoon. We actually saw a giant iceberg flip over. We had just sped past it moments before. Fortunately we were far enough away to not be effected by the wave. We were so awestruck that none of the 25 people on the boat even stopped watching to take a video!
Iceland, you are fearfully and wonderfully made!
You are Always in our Prayers.