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Saksun

Usually when you visit Saksun it’s all about the valley, the church and the old farm. However, on our trip to Saksun, we instead went for a hike about 10 km to Svartá, Magnusarrók and Lógvin.
This was a hike arranged by Visit Tórshavn, The Hiking Association. Almost every Sunday all year round there are hikes.
We went by bus to Saksun, and in this picture we have just left the village.

Very, very steep. I think this must be Lógvin

And again those angry birds where trying to make us leave by diving at us. In Faroese they are called skúgvur and in English great skua.

This time we found the nest. Just look at this cute little one hiding in the grass

And one more – a little bigger and with feathers.

We followed the sheep paths and it was not always easy. Here we are getting close to the beach.

You are always welcome to visit on Flickr to see more pictures or just larger versions of the pictures on this blog.

A Flower and a Bird

We saw hundreds and hundreds of beautiful spotted orchids when we started our hike from the village Kaldbak on Streymoy.

This great skua was trying hard to scare us away, so its nest must have been near by.

Nólsoy looks so different from up here.

Hiking to Reynsatindur

Vágar Airport in Sørvágur, the only airport in Faroe Islands.

We walked to Reynsatindur and Jógvansfjall on Vágar. Highest peak is 676 m.

Reynsatindur

Here in June there are so many flowers in the mountains.

Vágar is known for its many horses.

And since it’s getting warmer the sheep are throwing their wool everywhere. It is normal for them to shed the wool.

Our Beach in Tórshavn

We have cleaned up the Sandagerði beach.

It is the annual environmental week in Tórshavn in which the organizers encourage that we form groups and clean up around the city. We volunteered for the beach where we swim all year. Okay, in the winter it is more of a dip than a swim.

Almost finished.

 

It is getting darker.

But not too dark for a swim – the perfect ending.

 

 

Adventures in Pizzo

We lived Via Canale in the old city. Here’s the view from our balcony just as the sun is setting.

When we talked about going for a hike in the mountains, we were warned to watch out for wild boars, but of course we went. We were not quite sure if we should take the warning seriously, though. It was beautiful, and the dirt road was totally deserted except from us. We met one car, but no wild boars.

When we were almost back in town again we almost stumbled over a black snake that scared us half to death. This snake also proved to us that Marie can climb a 2 m high fence in a few seconds.

When I was ready to take a photo of the snake it had disappeared, but home safe I googled black snake and southern Italy and voila, there it was. The Western Whip Snake. Take a look if you dare.

Our favorite ice cream guy told us the snake wasn’t dangerous, quite a relief.

They really know how to make ice cream in Pizzo. My favorite Pizzo ice cream is the volcano, Vulcanetto. It was served with a little fire in the middle.

Back at our beach, it looked like a ship had lost its cargo of blue condoms in the water, which were now being washed up on the shore. They turned out to be innocent jellyfish, so next day when there weren’t so many in the water we went back to swim.

And of course we made the mistake of ordering coffee and were totally shocked when the waiter placed four espressos in front of us. Later, trying to learn from our mistake, we ordered four big coffees, but just got four very big espressos. It did taste good though, especially with lots of added sugar. If we wanted boring coffee like the one at home, we should have ordered our coffee  Americano.

Since it was Easter there were processions all over Pizzo.

The music was fantastic, and so were all the children dressed as angels.

Our last adventure was when we, after having visited the beautiful Piedigrotta cave church, decided to drive in the funny moped taxi all the way to the town just south of Pizzo, Vibo Marina.

After having spent some hours on Vibo Marina’s beach, we thought it would be nice to walk home along the beach to Pizzo, about four km. It would have been easy if it had been sand beach all the way, but it turned out to be quite challenging with big rocks, so we had to jump and climb most of the way.

For the last days we just relaxed on the beach, which we had almost to ourselves since the locals found it too cold. And we ate more delicious seafood, pizza and ice cream.

The roads in old Pizzo are enough to keep you fit, if you walk from via Canale to the beach once or twice every day.

More photos from Pizzo in this Flickr album.

 

 

Holiday in Italy

For the next two weeks I am on holiday. Any orders sent to Faroe Knitting during this period will be processed during the last week of April.

I am going to Pizzo in southern Italy with friends, so maybe some pictures from there will turn up on the blog later. This picture was taken in Denmark some years ago and the boy in it is a big teenager today.

 

Which colour would match best with Teal C8?

This very difficult question I received in my mail today, and I know it’s very difficult to match colours when you just have photos to look at.
So now I am asking all of you, when picking two colours ,which colour  would you choose with Teal?
I have some photos to help, taken in daylight by my window, no artificial light. I know  they look different on different computers, and the best way to match colours is, if you can watch them in real life in daylight, but let us give it a try.
Teal C8 is placed in the middle on every photo.


C
3 – C8 – C4

 


C
6 – C8 – C5


C
10 – C8 – C9


C
13 – C8 – C12


C
16 – C8 – C7


C18 – C8 – C15