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Saturday 6 August 2011 Faroe Islands

We started with a visit at the tourist information in Torshavn and we tried to squeeze out as much info as possible from an amazingly friendly lady that seemed to live in a timeless realm. Not caring about the growing line of waiting (impatient?) people. She was also able to change language instantly between Danish, Faroese and English. Then we bought some food at the largest shopping mall in Torshavn.

Our first goal was to drive to Saksun's church it took some time since we had to stop at several scenic spots (mostly waterfalls). Once in Saksun I soon forgot about the church since there was an amazing waterfall and we also wanted to explore the ”beach” before the tide came in. We also got the opportunity to walk barefoot in the cold sea and experience some strong wind gusts before we tried to cross a riverbed with the risk of falling in the riverbed, but we all succeeded without getting our hair wet.
Then we continued our drive over the bridge to Eysturoy were I suggested that we should take a coffee break=time to recharge my camera/:)
The next goal was to check out the climbing conditions for Slaettaratindur it didn't look good at all we could hardly see the road in front of us. So we thought why not have a look at the nearby village Gjogv there we found several interesting things to explore. A mountain ridge, a canyon were I also decided to challenge myself with a snorkeling adventure in quite cold water. I guess the water temperature was somewhere between 10 and 12 degrees, meaning really warm from a Faroese perspective, I guess. It felt a little bit strange to jump into unknown water while a group of Faroese choir stood under a cliffs singing, while watching my project with worry in their eyes, was I that crazy? But after speaking with them they told me to be very careful. Of course it was f**king cold and the sight was not that clear but I didn't feel any strong currents going outwards. I could see that they didn't stop watching me, until I was on land again. Then we waived a friendly goodbye to each other. This was a really intense day and almost everything was wet inside out and I guess that it rained almost constantly for 24 hours?

Ragnar Asker
Last active at - from Varberg, Halland County, Sweden

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