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Hov

There were just three of us, that’s all! We set off across the mountain side and around some beautiful cove villages. First there was Oravik (a bit isolated) and then after the tunnel, Hov (very picturesque).

 

We entered a village that …..well, looked small (really small) and boring. The bus stopped and he looked at me. I asked if we were there. He said yes and I asked where I could be picked up later. He said that pretty much anywhere along the route as I was the only person that would be walking along the route. I don’t know if I felt special or worried that I was alone…..really alone.

 

I don’t know why I was feeling this way. I certainly had been several places on this journey that I was really alone but, it seemed different here.

Church clock tower in Nowegian Gothic detail
I was alone and on a different island hours away from what I felt was security. Suduroy was different. Being there is such a different feeling than anywhere else I had been in Foroyar. It was truly nature and you. Yes, a village now and then but, there were no hotels and barely a place to eat, if you can find one open. Many of these villages were without even a grocery store. This was different for me, not bad, different. My journeys are meant to push my boundaries and cross lines, sometimes. This experience of real aloneness was new.

 

So…..I get out of the bus, reluctantly. He leaves and I kind of amble around not really going anywhere. I don’t know what was wrong with me. I felt like a deer in the headlights not knowing which way was safe. You will see in my first pictures of this place….what I mean.

 

Any way, the village surrounds the end of a fjord (Vagsfjordur) and I was at the very end.

An unusual find in this village in the middle of nowehrere
I started walking around the left side and taking in the wonderful view. I was feeling better. The water was calm and reflected the mountains and clouds like glass…..so beautiful. It really is a pretty place, I was lucky to be there!

 

I decided that there was more to see across from me than where I was on this side so, I went back to my point of origination at the end of the fjord and continued on to the other mountainside.

 

There was a very nice monument to sailors erected in a prominent place at the water’s edge. I continued down to the church. I had read about this church. It’s one of the beauties of the island. It’s painted stone but in a Foroyar Gothic design. I can see the Viking elements. It has elemental details that remind me of the great church in Reykjavik, Island.

The town's welcoming committee. They made me feel right at home.
I enjoyed view but, there was something going on inside so, I didn’t go in.

 

I continued down the street. There was a really nicely detailed house with yellow trim that turned out to be the tourist info center. I walked a bit further and decided that I should explore the lake that was shown on the map it was just a few hundred meters from the end of the fjord. I knew also that the other coast was close. This spot on the island is very narrow, less than a kilometer across.

I passed many chicken and ducks, ruling the road and being very vocal about it. They had a little waterfall to themselves, as well. They were living the life.

 

Most houses had wire fences behind them with some chickens, geese, sheep, etc.

 

I made it to the pond, a nice one.

I was so shock and excited to come over the bluff and find this most wonderful place. I had it all to myself!
There were many ducks swimming and seemed to be having fun, except for a pair that was going at each other.

 

As I got closer to the pond, I noticed dramatic cliff formations and the sound of waves crashing. Well…..you know I had to go! The closer I got, more drama was revealed but, the best was yet to come.

 

There was an eroded basalt shelf of with huge sections cut away and jagged. In spots it seemed that the earth was just ripped apart by the ocean or some other force.

 

The waves were pounding with a consistency of little wave, little wave, big smashing wave. It was great. The colors, again here, were ones only nature could blend.

 

I climbed to the head of the ski slope looking formation.

Vagur from the cliff at the Atlantic - you can see my in the shadows
That was challenging but so very worth it. The view afforded was spectacular. It was like nature’s fireworks.

 

The pictures that I have taken of this place do not do it justice, not even 1 percent. I could tell as I reviewed the pics as I was taking them. It’s a shame but, sometimes nature cannot be conyed accurately by a camera. I tried with video hoping that a 360 would help. It doesn’t compare. I’m happy to have a record of this place to share but, it’s nothing, nothing compared to being there. Your heart races, your senses are on overload, it’s too much but, you just absorb it and all of nature’s energy. It was something that I will never forget. It is similar but very different to what I witnessed on Nolsoy.

 

I had to leave, I didn’t want to but I had to. When I got off the bus, I considered this direction first…..I should have! I would love more time here. I must bring Rob here. He just would believe it! I wish my mother would come. This is the kind of thing that she could really appreciate.

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Hov
Hov
Church clock tower in Nowegian Got…
Church clock tower in Nowegian Go…
An unusual find in this village in…
An unusual find in this village i…
The towns welcoming committee. Th…
The town's welcoming committee. T…
I was so shock and excited to com…
Vagur from the cliff at the Atlant…
Vagur from the cliff at the Atlan…
Oravik
Oravik
Hov
Hov
Hov
Hov
Sculpture in the roundabout in Vag…
Sculpture in the roundabout in Va…
Village along the fjord
Village along the fjord
Mirror like view of the fjord
Mirror like view of the fjord
View of the more developed side of…
View of the more developed side o…
Maritime Monument
Maritime Monument
The charming village in the south…
Norwegian Gothic details
Norwegian Gothic details
Looking up
Looking up
ancient pew ends
ancient pew ends
Painting of church
Painting of church
Nautical elements in vestibule
Nautical elements in vestibule
Tourist information center
Tourist information center
Main Street
Main Street
Bright and detailed store
Bright and detailed store
Fanastic window details
Fanastic window details
close up of window details
close up of window details
A quaint chicken house beside a wa…
A quaint chicken house beside a w…
Chickens rule this village!
Chickens rule this village!
The many fences for containing you…
The many fences for containing yo…
grazing on the mountain side
grazing on the mountain side
Local residents
Local residents
Are you looking at me?
Are you looking at me?
Getting close to the cliffs
Getting close to the cliffs
Wow! Look at the blues in the wate…
Wow! Look at the blues in the wat…
What a beautiful and jagged coastl…
What a beautiful and jagged coast…
Waves crashing
Waves crashing
What a wonderful place - and it wa…
What a wonderful place - and it w…
Manhole cover with the city symbol
Manhole cover with the city symbol
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