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Viðareiði Travel Blog› entry 14 of 21 › view all entries
July 14th, 2008 – by: davidx
I shall have more to say about tunnels in a final entry to this blog - suffice it for now to say that it was an interesting and impressive journey. As a map shows it is not possible to get to the extreme tip of Viðoy by road as Viðareiði is at the foot of a cirque of mountains from which the tip can be reached by a ridge walk.
The island is narrow enough at Viðareiði for it to be possible to walk easily to both coasts from a single parking spot. The diference was astonishing. On the west side, where the vilage lies, the sea was calm - on the east it was like you might expect the Atlantic to be, fierce and rough. In general places to eat or drink tend to be pretty sparse in the Færoes bt there were two places here. Not cheap for meals but very cheap for a good big drink of coffee.
The church was of hwat we called the Færoe Churches - Mark 1 variety but there was an unusual aspect to the interior. This was a collection of silver, including a platter given by the British Government in comemoration of help given by local people to the crew of a shipwrecked boat in the 19th century
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