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Last day in Faroe islands

Trying to stay dry in Torshavn

rain 12 °C
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On Saturday we headed off north towards Gjogv, then onto the island of Bordoy and the town of Klaksvik. We had some delicious cake and a cup of coffee there. We also browsed some local handmade goods produced from the local sheep wool. I managed to get myself a sweet woollen hat for half the price they cost further towards the south. The fjords and mountains get more dramatic the further north you go, with the sides getting steeper and higher. There is one cliff that is 750 metres high. The views were great, even with the clouds and occasional rain. In the late afternoon we took a ride back towards Torshavn after stopping at one of the very few liquor stores... that only sold beer. WTF!? We then stayed at the free camp site and spent our money on two large steaks and a disposable BBQ. We pitched our tent and then sat on the rocks of the beach and had a mini feast while watching the bad weather drift in. This didn't stop the locals who where having their annual music festival, they partied until around four in the mourning in the pouring rain... they must have had access to the hard liquor!
Today, Sunday has been non stop rain and 99 percent of the shops are closed so not much to do except drink bottomless coffee and watch the rain, at least we are warm and dry for now. Our ferry leaves at half eleven tonight, then on Tuesday morning we arrive at Hirthals northern Denmark. Then head to Norway on another ferry. We have a few options but will play it by beer. We need to get a new fork seal on the motoguzzi as it is leaking oil over the disc brakes, not good. The rear tire we got in Iceland has squared itself off pretty badly after maybe 2000 km, need to get a new front tire soon so might as well replace both and do fluid changes before we get to Russia and beyond. We are looking forward to our small cabin on the Norrona, this one will have a window. Guess the sea will be rough with the stormy weather so will have to secure the bike well. Hopefully there are some photos below and more should follow. We have had fun here but are looking forward to getting to the mainland again.

Posted by XJR1300 10:49 Archived in Faroe Islands Tagged motorcycle

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