Yesterday (Sunday), I traveled to the northernmost Faroe Island, Fugloy, by car and by Ferry.
For the car part, I saw many things, but the main was rain, so there are not many pictures. However, there was a beach:
This is actually kind of a big deal, as most of the Faroese coastline consists of precipitous cliffs. Beaches are kind of rare. This particular beach is in the town of Gøta. Later this week, it will be the location of the G! Festival. Set-up for this had already begun on Sunday.
There were also tunnels. One of which was long and only wide enough for one car. We were traveling in the right-of-way direction. On-coming cars had to pull out into one of 18 niches. The on-coming cars tended to pull out at the last minute. It was quite exciting.
I also saw a giant fishing hook, at the roundabout in the town of Klaksvik.
Apparently this hook was somewhat controversial, in that some felt it was not really art. I disagree. The description of the controversy reminded me of Albuquerque’s Chevy on a Stick.
Shortly after Klaksvik, the ferry portion of the voyage began, aboard the Pitan.
In describing the voyage, words fail me. I am just going to post a few pictures and leave it at that. Tomorrow I hope to have some drawings to put up. Failing that, there will at least be a few photos of me un-gracefully rappelling down a cliff face.
An important note: The ferry didn’t really stop at the dock at the village of Kirkja, on Fugloy. It just kind of moved close to the dock and we had to jump off. The it sailed away.
And we headed up the stairs to Kirkja.
Kirkja, as seen from the ferry. (the dock is that gray bit on lower right)