Bøur

Our last stop in the Faroes was to the charming little village of Bøur. It is past the airport on the island of Vágar and down a steep little road from the main road (yay again to Mary’s driving skills!)

Our view when we arrived and parked.

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A little closer and you can see the most spectacular of the sea stacks, Tindhólmur, named after the peak (tindur in Faroese) that rises to 262 meters). It was once inhabited but now is only for grazing sheep.

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We came here on a recommendation from our new friend, Dorthea, who introduced us by email to a villager, Anne Sophie. She agreed to meet us shortly before our flight and, of course, invited us in for tea and cake!

She has been in the village all her life. Her family gathers sheep skins for processing into tanned hides, which is done in Poland. Here are a couple.

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She also had a painting of Tindhólmur, showing it from a different angle than we could see.

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The village really is beautiful with a church, dating from 1865, sheep (i think a requirement!), and a waterfall (maybe also a requirement…)

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But, our time on the Faroes has ended. And we have to be on our way. See you in Edinburgh!

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