Photos from our trip to the Faroe Islands, 30th August - 6th September 2013
Why did the Gralag Geese (known as Grágágs in Faroese) cross the road? Answer: To find out whether the mizzle was as miserable on the other side.
We drove across to Fámjin on the western edge of Suðuroy to look at the original Faroese flag: which was hidden inside a locked church. On the way back over the hills we stopped to look at these geese. Who obligingly crossed the road to our side, and then turned around and went back again. All the while we were surrounded by fog and buffeted by rain and wind.
Do you recognise any of these geese? These geese popped their heads up from beside the road. Faroese geese wander the countryside grazing amongst the sheep during summer. As the cold weather approaches they come in to the villages where they get fed (and eventually many are slaughtered for food).
South West Suðuroy
I suspect many visitors to Suðuroy miss this view because they take the tunnel between Lopra and Sumba rather than taking the original (narrow and windy!) route 21 up over the mountain pass. Even when you do take the mountain pass it's easy to miss because of a) fog and b) you need to take a short walk off to the side to see this view.
The Smyril line ship (M.S. Nörrona) on the left travels from Denmark via the Faroe Islands to Iceland. The ship on the left (conusingly called the Smyril) runs services to one of the major islands in the Faroes.
The row of buildings immediately in front of (and dwarfed by) the Nörrona is Tinganes, the historic heart of Tórshavn.