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Published: June 20th 2012
The ladies jumped out to watch the whales playing in the fjord
Our days are so busy that time for blogging is little. Right now (June 19) we are at a guesthouse in the middle of nowhere near a the cliffs of Latrabjarg. The beach is shell-sand, almost white. The arctic terns nest outside our windows, the plovers can be heard, the wagtails twitter, nature and hardly anything but nature.
Yesterday was full of activities. First we went to a museum on fishing in Osvor. Then to have view over Isafjordur at the old ski-restaurant, that is not in use any more after the avalanche back 1994. The holiday home area suffered from that when quite many little cottages where completely destroyed one night in April. Now for a hike up to the waterfall and the forest where you can almost get lost. Lunch is at our little cottage. How we enjoy our little house! But we haven't finished the activities of the day - the highlight of the day is the sail to the island of Vigur. Happy chappies who came back to Isafjordur that afternoon! Dinner was at one of the oldest houses in the town, has been turned into a restaurant now. Only 60 years ago 4 families lived
in the building.We set off at 9 o'clock
in the morning, through the tunnel over to the western part of the west fjords. Our first drive was through the village of Flateyri. The destruction after the avalanches of 1995 - that was a year of avalanches indeed - shows everywhere. Monument of that event has been established in the town' s square.We had a short stop at the birthplace of Jon Sigurdsson who fought for Iceland's independency in the end of the 19th century. But on we need to go if we are to see everything. The waterfall cascading down the steep hill, the hot tub with the arctic terns all around and the highlight of our day: the cliff with all the seabirds, Latrabjarg. Fantastic! In the evening some went down to the seaside. A good ended with good dinner in our remote hotel.
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