The total solar eclipse was at 9.42 am, and Skansin in Tórshavn was the perfect place to be. It was cloudy, but the clouds parted just at the right moment when the moon covered the sun. Pure magic.
Here everybody is just hoping for the clouds to part so we can get a clear view of the sun.
I was much to caught up in the experience to get anything useful on my camera during the two minutes of darkness, but I think it was genious of Hamferð to shoot this live music video during the eclipse.
And then I just love this video of how chickens react to the eclipse.
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.
It is getting darker.
But not too dark for a swim – the perfect ending.
My festival was very quite this year. I was interviewed for Yarn Market News, so maybe I can be found in one of their magazines in the near future. We talked mostly about knitting clubs in the Faroe Islands versus in the USA, which are totally different things. Very interesting, and I learned why i sometimes get e-mails from Americans saying something like: Hi, I will be in Tórshavn for the July 5 and 6. Are there any knitting clubs I can join?
And I am just totally puzzled, because you can’t just join a knitting club in Tórshavn. They are private. It’s a group of friends, colleagues or neighbors, so if you are lucky, you can get invited, but only if you know someone.
Photos from the festival.
Three beautiful girls
and a mother and daughter
Today is Flag Day, and my favorite photo of today is this one of a little girl with her own homemade Faroese flag. She is very busy stomping in a puddle.
The Faroese flag is called Merkið.
Here, two days after Christmas, we finally had some snow, and just enough of it for us to try it out at one of the best places in Tórshavn for sledding, the KFUK-hill.
This is the famous Sundial in Tinganes, said to be from the viking age. It has always been called the Sundial, but not so many years ago, historics found that it wasn’t a sundial but a compass rose
In the photo Oyvør is trying to find the time, and we thought it worked just fine and showed us 6.45 pm.
The compass rose is divided into 32 parts with a cross in the middle, and the round-shaped thingy is pointing north. It probably dates from 1569, which is carved right beside where the indicator for south is. Compass roses very much like this one have been found in Norway, Sweden and Finland.
Blue sky over the lighthouse, which is placed at the old fortress Skansin right next to the port in Tórshavn.
I am on holiday. Not so far from home though, so orders will be sent as usual.
For 10 days I’m a house/dog sitter for a friend in the outskirts of Tórshavn, and this is the fantastic view from the house.
Kayaks in the water.