Weather Permitting - a week on the Faroe Islands: Day4 - Northern Eysturoy

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The atlantic storm is not gone yet. No planes are landing or leaving for 48 hours. We heard of people who could not land and were diverted to Iceland and Norway. Today we are driving through the north-eastern coast of Eysturoy

Morning - Gjógv
The first stop is Gjógv. This water-filled gorge serves as a pier

Morning - Gjógv
They run higly recommended boat tours to the cliffs and the famous Bugvin stack. Weather permitting. Not today.

Morning - Gjógv
So we go for a walk along the coast north-west of the village.

Morning - Gjógv
And yes, these are puffins!

Morning - Gjógv
There's no editing here, these are three puffins flying one behind the other
2007:08:05 12:34:51 (italian time)

Morning - Gjógv
It's the first time we see puffins "live", we were starting to think they didn't exist
2007:08:05 12:36:27 (italian time)

Morning - Gjógv
They fly in a very funny way, move their wing real fast like they were too heavy
2007:08:05 13:07:04 (italian time)

Morning - Gjógv
We are trying to get closer
2007:08:05 13:10:58 (italian time)

Morning - Gjógv
And we get closer
2007:08:05 13:12:19 (italian time)

Morning - Gjógv
And closer
2007:08:05 13:12:34 (italian time)

Morning - Gjógv
As I said we get closer
2007:08:05 13:13:47 (italian time)

Morning - Gjógv
Ok this is the closest we got

Afternoon - Elduvik and Fuglafjørður
We had a coffee here in Elduvik and we found an italian family we had already met in Tórshavn. Martino and his parents were here for the Summarfestivalur in Klaksvík. Guess what: the festival was canceled as the weather was not permitting :-)
2007:08:05 16:09:58 (italian time)

Afternoon - Elduvik and Fuglafjørður
Faroese sheep-dogs are really friendly

Afternoon - Elduvik and Fuglafjørður
On the road to Siðrugøta and Fuglafjørður
2007:08:05 16:44:13 (italian time)

Afternoon - Elduvik and Fuglafjørður
This is the land of rainbows
2007:08:05 16:44:42 (italian time)

Afternoon - Elduvik and Fuglafjørður
Fuglafjørður, fourth largest town in the country...
2007:08:05 17:08:07 (italian time)

Afternoon - Elduvik and Fuglafjørður
On the way back, the coastline from the hills east of Eiði
2007:08:05 22:31:03 (italian time)

Afternoon - Elduvik and Fuglafjørður
Here are our good old friends Risin and Kellingin, seen from east
2007:08:05 22:54:22 (italian time)

Album created by photo album generator a Marginal Hack by D. Madison on Thu Dec 27 23:52:02 2007