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might have had the worst buffet breakfast of all the hotels where we
The people. They are a bit reserved possibly but when you do find
one who is willing to talk to you and speaks good English or at least
enough to be understood by a non Faroese speaker, they have
delightful stories. We got a story yesterday from a man fixing a
net. He might have been pulling my let, haven't decided. We sort ...
inhospitable place. The whole of the experience has been one of
great beauty for the rugged cut islands and the steep cliffs and
waterfalls and also wonder as how on earth people kept on when such
odds were stacked against them. This morning as we looked at
Torshavn from our hotel window, the place looked like a mammoth city
compared to the hamlets we have gazed upon. How funny the
perspective as we have lived in Seoul, Houston, visited Hong Kong,
... actually pass a cow! There aren't many
cattle on the islands. We've seen a few. This cow was by himself
and sitting next to the fence so of course we took a photo. Next
field over were three rams who were in separate fields but on our way
back, they were all in the same field. How'd they do that?
Kunoy has what are called “home fields”. There are the fields
closest to the houses where they are not quite as steep and ...
... prunes. Doesn't matter, went quite well on the
yoghurt to which we added one of our bananas.
There are two roads outside of our hotel. One is right in front of
the hotel and goes on one side of the creek and past the home with
the awesome rock garden and decorations in their garden. The other
road comes out of the village on the further side of the creek and
then you can turn into the road that goes by the hotel. So you ...
... 50 km/h inside towns but am
certainly not up to doing that fast on these single track roads. So
meandering down the hills and taking my time in the drizzle and
watching for sheep on the roads. The signage is good, just where you
need it to turn, so we never got lost getting to Vestmanna. Our
hotel manager told us you cannot miss the Vestmanna Tourist Office as
it is on the roof and you see it as you are coming down the hill.
Takes us 1 hour 45 minutes to ...