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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 …
We landed at 5am and spent most of the day driving around. The weather started off fine but didn't last long. We grabbed a late breakfast in Klaksvik just as the rain settled in. Given the early start and less than four hours sleep we decided to pack it in early and find the airbnb. Torshavn isn't that big and one of the girls was home so we had an easy time settling in before taking a walk around Torshavn. This ended at the Irish Pub before Sushi for dinner at ...
... br> 4/15/14
Drove 190km today around the islands in rainy weather. Beautiful landscape of fjords in volcanic mountains making for something of an arctic Hawaii. Waterfalls everywhere following the more resistant volcanic beds. The capital Torshavn is quaint and extremely sleepy on the Tuesday night before Easter. Dinner tonight what self made in the hotel kitchen, we picked up some ready to cook fajitas like dish with some potatoes. Came out pretty good.
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,