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We stopped in Dyrhólaey on the south coast of Iceland. The waves were crashing into shore and the tide was rising. The sun was shimmering off the waves giving it a near metallic look. The power of the water, and the sound, was amazing. The beach wasn't sand, but instead smooth, rounded rocks that have been pounded by the water for as long as you can imagine. The water pushed the rocks around giving the waves a shimmering sound that was incredible.