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Getting to know the islands

on July 3, 2014

Team Klaksvik covers a number of islands and most of our days are spent patrolling the area. It’s taking a while, but I’m starting to recognise the different towns and villages.


Some of the towns are very pretty, and there are a lot of different birds, especially black and white ones. I haven’t seen any puffins so far but oyster catchers are very common, as are black and white ducks. The seagulls here are particularly large – one of my team mates refers to them as “small eagles”.




The weather was terrible yesterday, with very limited visibility. Today looks like it will be much the same – there are a lot of big grey clouds in the sky. Another thing that seems strange here is the fact that at this time of the year daylight is pretty permanent. It gets a little bit darker in the evenings but never fully dark. This makes it a bit confusing, in terms of telling what time of day it is, and it also makes it hard to get to sleep. I’m sure this will take its toll eventually but right now I have lots of energy, which is good.


The local people continue to be friendly – when we were driving through one of the villages in a Sea Shepherd car some kids got really excited, started squealing “Sea Shepherd!” and waving madly, which was nice. We also met an older man who was quite curious about who we were and why we were in the Faroes. He said he spoke 6 languages, which made me feel very inferior.

We also spotted a Faroese coastguard ship while we were out and about.

It’s sad to have to say goodbye to the team members who leave the house, but they are replaced by new people so our presence here will remain strong. It’s so nice to be surrounded by like-minded people and not to have to explain why I don’t eat meat 4 times a day. I made dinner for the team last night – bean and lentil chili with chili potatoes. Everyone is still alive today, although the oven has a few scars because my attempt at dessert – caramelised bananas – decided to go volcanic and erupted all over the place! No photos exist of the food, because we were all hungry and just got stuck in as soon as it was ready. I was worried about the availability of food here, but the supermarkets are very well stocked and although things like tofu don’t seem to be readily available, it is very easy to eat well – as long as you have enough money. Most of the food is imported and is therefore very expensive, but eating vegetarian here is not that difficult. Which is good news for these guys:




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