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Saturday – Limited visibility

on July 13, 2014

Saturday was very foggy and rainy. Bad This was bad news for the many tourists in the Klaksvik area – when cruise ships stop here an alarm sounds, they put boards out advertising things to do and see, and there are many, many tour buses on the roads. However the bad weather, and especially the fog, are good news for our clients here – the pilot whales and dolphins that face being slaughtered if they are spotted in the fjords – if they can’t be seen, they can’t be killed.
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On the way out of Klaksvik we spotted the logo/mascot for the soccer club. It looks like a whale/dolphin character – a very strange choice in a place where these animals are killed and eaten…
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Another strange choice was the image they are using to promote an upcoming festival in one of the local towns. Judge for yourselves…
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There are beautiful flowers by the side of the road everywhere here
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Near the town of Eiði there are two stone columns. Legend has it that these were two giants who were tasked with pulling the Faroe Islands to Iceland but when they failed to do this by sunrise they were turned to stone.
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In the same area we say this cute doggie in a window
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And a horse on a rock
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We went on to the town of Haldorsvik, which has a circular church – built round, so the Devil has nowhere to hide
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And on to Tjørnuvík, which has the most beautiful beach I’ve seen here
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Although it’s a beautiful place, the fact that this is one of the killing beaches was never far from our minds. The whale and dolphin killing is a real blight on this country, which could make so much money from tourism if this barbaric “tradition” was consigned to the history books.

Sheep of the day
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And to round up the sheep
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They dry hay here by putting it on drying racks rather than leaving it in the fields, which is bad news if you’re doing the job and you have allergies
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Ginger kitty
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I took a couple of pictures in the one-way tunnel
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The evening brought more clouds and some interesting shapes and colours in the water
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One response to “Saturday – Limited visibility

  1. “We went on to the town of Haldorsvik, which has a circular church – built round, so the Devil has nowhere to hide” seems like the devil is not hiding at all, but alive and well inside the murderers of whales. . . .thank you for this article!

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