Torshavn, Faroe Islands

Thurs, July 18

This morning we woke up to heavy fog and could barely make out the outline of the Faroe Islands. Unfortunately whilst we were at breakfast, the captain made the announcement that regretfully he has had to cancel the stop, due to 35-37 knot strong winds, making it too dangerous to try to manoeuvre the ship into such a narrow port. Also tendering was not an option due to the difficulties involved in trying to anchor in such deep water.

We had been looking forward to seeing the oldest wooden house in the world dating back to 900 A.D. as well as turf-roofed cottages and Norse buildings etc. So it was disappointing for many of us who had not been to this out-of-the-way port before.

The fog is now quite thick and there is not much visibility past the balcony railing (maybe not 50, but quite a few shades of grey!) and I can hear the ship’s horn sounding quite often now. So we continue on our way through the North Atlantic Sea on our way to New York.

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