Faroe Islands - Nólsoy

Arctic tern. Arctic Tern hovering. Over Nólsoy Island in the Faroes Nolsoy and Torshavn. Nólsoy Island from Tórshavn - the Faroese capital Hogoyggi Hill. Hogoyggi Hill on Nólsoy Island, seen from the sea ferry The Faroe Islands, Go to another site. in the north Atlantic, do not immediately seem attractive to human habitation. They are rugged, barren, wind-swept and cool, but to migrating birds, looking to be able to catch plenty of food for their young in the long summer days, they offer an ideal home. This page is about one island - Nólsoy - which is across the bay from the capital Tórshavn, and provides ideal nesting sites for Arctic terns on their return from wintering in the Antarctic. Nolsoy Harbour and Hogoyggi Hill. Hogoyggi Hill lies behind Nólsoy Harbour Nolsoy village and harbour. Nólsoy village and harbour Whale jawbone entrance The whale jaw-bone entrance to Nólsoy village Nolsoy village and waterfront. Nólsoy Village Waterfront Stongin peninsular on Nolsoy. The village and harbour of Nólsoy are situated on the Stongin Peninsular Nolsoy village and main islands. Looking north over Nólsoy village to the main Faroe Islands View from Hogoyggi. This would be a rather similar view to the last picture, if the cloud had not come down! It does give a better sense of being on a Faroese hill, in this case Hogoyggi Hill Trufed roof barn. A traditional turf roofed Go to another site. barn of similar construction to that of the hide shown on the last page... Faroese sheep. ...and a Faroese sheep, with its monkey face and rough coat, watches over it Arctic tern - wings spread. Arctic Tern Go to another site. Arctic tern standing. Arctic tern... Arctic tern diving. ...acrobatics... Arctic tern diving. ...over Nólsoy Arctic tern hovering. Arctic tern from behind. Light through wings and tail of Arctic tern. line They are small birds, the body wold fit in your hand, but each year they migrate from the Arctic to the Antarctic a round trip which tracking shows takes the birds an average of 70,000 kilometres each year. But their energy is also expressed in their defense of nests sites, as the wounds inflicted, on unwary photographers, testify Looking back to Nolsoy village. Leaving Nólsoy The next page takes you to where the boat, in the last picture, was heading - Tórshavn, the Faroese capital. This is situated on the south-east of the largest island - Streymoy - with its sheltered natural harbour. Tinganes and harbour. line
Saturday 28th October 2017 Murphy on duty

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