Eidi Travel Blog› entry 4 of 9 › view all entries
June 23rd, 2008 – by: dl4plm
The sea is calmer now ... Ling is even feeling better ..... breakfast was enjoyable and she found her appetite again .. great .. I was begining to think I made a bad mistake making her come on the ship .. I didnt mean for her to feel unwell :(
We take a few photos as the ship approachs Törshaven .....
As the ship docks I head down to the get the Landie ... again Ling as to go off via foot.
We pass through customs with out even a glance .. dry land again.
We had decided to first catch some time and find a supermarket and get the fresh food we needed to top the fridge up and then head right to the top of the island to a small village called Eidi .
So after a quick whizz round the super market we head north.....
The island roads are mostly good and easy to drive ... plenty of fuel stations ... but watch out for the expensive road tunnels .. you have to buy the tolls at the garages ... they are pretty impressive tunnels though .. but we thought ridiculous expensive ....
We had planned to use a small campsite we had the travel guide but arriving at the tiny village after driving down the single track road we could not see any sign for the site.
We found the house number and found it to be a bistro ... the girl smiled when I asked about the camping and she pointed to a new building being erected in the back .. that was the camping site .... scratch first idea! DOH!
Heading back into Eidi my super navigator had already a plan B .
I say campsite ... but thats probably a trades description act error ... hmmm ... well it was more like camping on someones back garden! and about as big!
But they have a toilet and a shower with hot water .. so for 2 nights it would suffice!
Pitching camp we boiled some water for tea and then headed out for a ride round.
To have to say that the Faroes is completely ungeared for tourists! You will not find gift shops or coffee bars outside of Törshaven .. so you need to be alittle self sufficient when it comes to hot drinks and lunch! Good job we filled the thermos ... !
Having driven out to Klaksvik and back (nothing there do not bother!!! just another expensive tunnel toll!) we headed back to camp and relaxed for a while before a small photo drive out to Funningsfjörd.
And then our first problem ... it was still light even late and you have to get used to sleeping when its still daylight !
makes for good photography light though .... very moody!
And so ended our first day in a very strange new place :)
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