Weather Permitting - a week on the Faroe Islands: Day2 - Northern Streymoy

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Weather was not permitting this morning, we went to the Føroya Fornminnissavn, the Historical Museum in Tórshavn. We will spend the afternoon driving to the northern part of Streymoy.

Afternoon - Saksun and Tjørnuvík
Believe it or not the weather is better now, we are headed to Saksun
2007:08:03 16:59:49 (italian time)

Afternoon - Saksun and Tjørnuvík
We have been following a shallow river along the Saksun valley
2007:08:03 17:06:29 (italian time)

Afternoon - Saksun and Tjørnuvík
Saksun, pop. 34 (not including these guys here)
2007:08:03 17:11:15 (italian time)

Afternoon - Saksun and Tjørnuvík
The church is right above the tidal lake at the end of the valley
2007:08:03 17:17:28 (italian time)

Afternoon - Saksun and Tjørnuvík
The place is mysterious and magical. Wind and rain and no sign of life
2007:08:03 17:29:06 (italian time)

Afternoon - Saksun and Tjørnuvík
Close to the church, Dúvugarður is a 19th century farmstead
2007:08:03 17:33:21 (italian time)

Afternoon - Saksun and Tjørnuvík
The interior gives me a very vivid impression of what life used to be here
2007:08:03 17:44:58 (italian time)

Afternoon - Saksun and Tjørnuvík
The alcove beds in the roykstova (smoke room) where farm workers slept
2007:08:03 17:45:28 (italian time)

Afternoon - Saksun and Tjørnuvík
The sitting room is part of an extension built in the 1850's
2007:08:03 17:46:14 (italian time)

Afternoon - Saksun and Tjørnuvík
This place was once inhabited by the farmer and his wife
2007:08:03 17:47:31 (italian time)

Afternoon - Saksun and Tjørnuvík
Kitchen and dishes
2007:08:03 17:51:20 (italian time)

Afternoon - Saksun and Tjørnuvík
The tidal lake down there was once a natural harbor
2007:08:03 17:52:06 (italian time)

Afternoon - Saksun and Tjørnuvík
Courtyard and grounds around the farmstead
2007:08:03 17:57:15 (italian time)

Afternoon - Saksun and Tjørnuvík
We are moving on to the northern tip of Streymoy
2007:08:03 18:46:07 (italian time)

Afternoon - Saksun and Tjørnuvík
Rainbow welcomes the sun
2007:08:03 18:48:07 (italian time)

Afternoon - Saksun and Tjørnuvík
May I introduce you to Risin (75m) and Kellingin (73m)
2007:08:03 18:51:29 (italian time)

Afternoon - Saksun and Tjørnuvík
You are right, this is the only living being we've seen for some time
2007:08:03 18:52:09 (italian time)

Afternoon - Saksun and Tjørnuvík
Ah, what a relief
2007:08:03 18:52:58 (italian time)

Afternoon - Saksun and Tjørnuvík
This is the main use of guard-rails around here
2007:08:03 18:53:11 (italian time)

Afternoon - Saksun and Tjørnuvík
A beautiful view on the twin stacks from the black sand beach in Tjørnuvík
2007:08:03 19:02:38 (italian time)

Afternoon - Saksun and Tjørnuvík
Risin and Kellingin, an icelandic giant and his troll wife, once tried to tow the Faroes to Iceland
2007:08:03 19:04:40 (italian time)

Afternoon - Saksun and Tjørnuvík
But the were caught by the rising sun and transformed into cliffs
2007:08:03 19:05:18 (italian time)

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