The Big Leap! (Circle to Circle)

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  1. Peter640

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    A few stolen from Julie’s iPhone!

    Stormy skies!

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    Me, looking manly!
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    Below, playing the Faroes game of windenhatten!
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    Well another incredible day started in the rain and ended in wonderful sunshine!

    We caught the ferry out to Kalsoy a small, long thin island that has 1 road on it with 4.5 tunnels! (There is a hidden farmers tunnel we found that cuts at 90 degrees back to the coast!

    So many pictures to share! Moments of spectacular road and glimpses of sagas and old stories! A magic place! I included a couple of stories in this post ... worth the read!

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    Wet and miserable start to the day with a very full car ferry!
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    Happy we’re boarded!
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    A nice start to the road ...
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    The first story board ... a brutal life for a poor milkmaid!
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    The path led us here! Stunning!
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    Where we found the Seal Woman! A classic story of live and betrayal with the usual tragic ending! People and sheep still often fall from the cliffs here!

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    The landscape is crazy and the sheep are everywhere. Love this short video we found, beautifully shot and explains why people and sheep sadly fall from the cliffs!



    The tunnels were dark and damp but with a good surface! We were told about a “secret” farmers tunnel at M (passing place) 12 coming south from the north of the island!! Amazingly we found it!

    The day started to get better weather and the light play was incredible. We couldn’t capture it well enough, but here are our best efforts!

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    The other side of the hidden tunnel!
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    The return entry to the hidden tunnel
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    Posing with “Bison” our bike!
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    The run into Trollanes was superb!
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    Moody cloud covered hills
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    Julie took me on a not so gentle 2.5 km up hill stroll to a lighthouse!
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    Monster views!
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  4. ScotsFire

    ScotsFire And then a drifter rode into town...

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    Hell hath no fury as a seal scorned.
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    The light at the top of the climb was crazy with low cloud blowing in and constantly changing ... sorry for so many pics it was hard to try and catch it!

    The walls up was sloppy in places as there is so much water here!

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    Julie found the Faroe Islands Kiss cover band!

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    Last few shots of this stunning island!

    Entering the secret tunnel!

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    Posing on the cliffs!
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    Our return ride home on some nice roads!
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    Misty headlands!
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    Taxi!

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    Time to wind down!
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    Good night from J & P
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    Oh my our hosts just showed us this footage of the Seal Woman in a storm!



    Incredible, we were stood there!

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    So true or a red head!!
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    Roadshot Tuesday!

    Well we caught the weather today! Until lunch just grey and moody, post lunch it shat itself and strong wind and heavy rain caused to to pull up stumps and head to the guesthouse via a cafe and hot chocolate!!

    First some road shots before the rain came!

    This was nice!

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    As was this!
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    And this!
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    Julie checking out the cliffs!
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    This was the start of the buttercup route up to Trollanes ...
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    One of about 10 million waterfalls we saw today!
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    The road into Trollanes was superb! This is a famous big wave winter surf beach for those who “do” cold water!!
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    At at lunch time we should have listened to the hidden folk (who apparently live in the rocks ‍♀️)

    The look on the faces below said everything about the coming weather!

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    We stopped for waffles and coffee in some entrepreneurial local’s house and when we emerged it was sheeting down with rain ... as it still is now 7 hours later!

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    The view from our lodgings window ...

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    All of a sudden the rivers are in full flow! If today was roadshot Tuesday, tomorrow may be waterfall Wednesday!
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    ScotsFire And then a drifter rode into town...

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    Funny, I somehow missed the Icelandic sugar cane fields in your pics.
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    Remnants of Dorian that devastated the Bahamas I suspect is the cause of the rain. Blew through the west coast here Sunday.
    Great shots of the Faroes.
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    Ha ha me too!! However they make a very nice smooth rum!

    If you were here I’d pour you a large one over ice!
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    Thanks Murph ... I’ve not hear from my hub buyer in a few days so I’ll chase him up!

    You like it here lot if remote small communities.

    Love to D
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    Oh the beach at Trollanes ... very pretty!

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    Well a wet morning today, so chilling with a great view! Hoping the weather cleans up later for a quick blast out to the last of the. Buttercup routes ...

    I left Julie reading with the view ...

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    And went and found this ... amazing light again!!

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    I think I quite like a bit of rain!!

    Peter
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    Julie continued her rest day and I set off for Saxon! A lovely ride in sunshine and showers!!

    And remember, it’s waterfall Wednesday!

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    Kvivik, our home untl tomorrow!
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    The road to Saxon follows a salmon and sea trout river. My new friend with an unpronounceable and unspeakable name had success!!

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    Big propellors on these wild fish ...
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    The village of Saxon is a collection of farms and a few cottages ... they look a bit over tourists wandering around!

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    The run home was nice and the sun broke out a few times ....

    Passing thru small communities .... a pretty church ...

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    This house was clearly built before the road!

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    Sun and rain!

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    Our little village looking beautiful!

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    A golden road ...

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