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Travel Blogs from Klaksvik
Skipping Across the Islands
Sunday August 25, 2013
Don't have to get up early today which is always a joy on vacation.
Heading down for breakfast in the lower part of the guesthouse and it
is not near as busy today. Guess other people have gotten up and
left – maybe to get down from the …
... the outer villages
without roads and such but I think you can book a sightseeing
helicopter ride which would have sincerely been awesome but didn't
think about it in time to arrange it.
Well all in all, I was quite impressed by this little country that
survives and thrives in such a wild sea and out of the way location.
It's a magical little place with steps back in time and steps forward
and lovely, lovely things to see. ...
The crossing takes about 30 minutes and isn't too rough and we drive
off, waiting for all the kids to cross in front of the cars with no
regard for safety or clearing the ferry. It was raining in Torshavn
but it is clear here. We have chosen to drive to the far end of the
island first, to Skalavik, where there are trails but when we get
there, we realize we've read the map incorrectly and no trails.
Sandoy isn't as steep and doesn't have as ...
... happened about 5
times in the tunnel.
Up to Fuglafjordur and find a parking place by the harbor. Across
the harbor from us are some rusted metal sculptures of fish and such.
Two of them look remarkably like Kokopelli but probably not. The
first restaurant we find is only open for dinner so we go to the next
which is not open at all. We finally find Mantra which has the front
door on the backside of the harbor but ...
... enough time because most of the
roads in the hills are single track roads but there are plenty of
turn outs. It is raining but not hard. Figured that today looks a
lot better than yesterday but still not sure it is going to be a good
day on the water. I move in and out of the clouds a few times and
also on and off the pavement a few times as well to let cars pass
going in either direction. Don't want to hold up anyone. Speed
limit is 80 km/h outside of ...