On the way to Tjørnuvík, we decided to stop by the small village of Saksun located in the northwest part of Faroes. Everything was covered with fresh snow except for this particular church. Talk about postcard worthy landscape!
According to locals, this church was originally built in Tjørnuvík in 1858 but was later disassembled, carried over the mountains and reassembled here in Saksun. #firtravelogue
In the space between seasons, I find myself leaning hard into these moments of joy over the past few months: arriving in new places for the first time, standing in awe of moody, otherworldly landscapes, spontaneous fits of laughter with my little ones, and good food & strong drinks with great friends. What a beautiful summer. My heart is full. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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I was totally prepared (well, accessorized....) to #smashthepatriarchy today but the #patriarchy is tricksy because it socially conditions girls and women and femmes to be "nice". Now trying to be a good person ("nice") is an awesome trait, and leads to activities such as smashing the patriarchy. But it also can mean you are more prone to keep checking yourself. You don't want to just assume you are in the right. But you don't want to get tricked into being "compliant" instead of being "nice". Sometimes being nice means smashing things (necklace purchase inspired by #suffragettes , but actually Thor's hammer design from #faroeislands . Which is why I need my "Well behaved women rarely make history" bracelet, to remind me to check - am I actually not being nice, or is my brain/society just conditioned to feel uncomfortable if I as a young woman speak up for what I think is right? Am I receiving signals I should "behave" because that is how society shuts us down, playing on our desire to be nice?
Anyway, all this double checking is very tiring, especially on top of patriarchy smashing. I wish it could hold off a bit while I have a nap. My brain hurts. .
Coastline of Vágar (Faroe Islands), between Bøur and Gásadalur. Been here for a few days now - it's beautiful !!!
Côte de Vágar (Îles Féroé), entre Bøur et Gásadalur. Je suis ici depuis quelques jours - c'est superbe !!!
"🇩🇰 HDMS Niels Juel (1918)" - (Part 10 = The ship attempts to escape to neutral Swedish waters, the Danish fleet is scuttled and the Germans seize the remaining Danish ships) •••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• Photo caption - 🇩🇰 The ex-Royal Danish Navy coastal defence ship HDMS Niels Juel (1918), after being bombed/strafed by Luftwaffe aircraft on August 29th, 1943 and run aground in Isefjorden, Denmark by her own crew. Here photographed from shore being towed by German vessels past Hundested on its way to Kiel, Germany. — https://www.pintrest.com/pin/446700856781886788/ -------------------------------------------- While Operation Safari was launched in German-occupied Denmark on August 29th, 1943, the Germans spotted the HDMS Niels Juel (1918) after she raised steam and departed Holbæk, Denmark. Before the ship could exit the Isefjord, Commander Carl Westermann was informed that the Germans had claimed they had mined the exit to the fjord, and Westermann spotted three German ships in the distance, the Type 37-class torpedo boat T17 and two E-boats. Luftwaffe aircraft attacked the ship with bombs and by strafing. -------------------------------------------- None of the bombs hit Niels Juel, but shock damage from near misses knocked out electrical power and deformed some of the hull plating and bulkheads. Realising there was little hope of reaching Sweden, Westermann decided to run the ship aground near Nykøbing Sjælland, Denmark. The Danish crew then tried to scuttle the ship, but an initial attempt to blow up the Niels Juel failed. The crew settled for flooding the magazine, opening the sea-cocks to flood the rest of the hull as well as systematically destroying the equipment before the Germans could take over the ship. While in various ports in Denmark, 32 vessels of the Royal Danish Navy were scuttled to prevent their ships from falling into the hands of the Germans. — #The 🇩🇰HDMSNielsJuel1918
It already seems like so long ago that we were in Faroe when we just flew back this morning. By far the best thing I’ve ever done. Thank you @clairemorton3301 for being such a willing travel partner, and special thanks to @hungerlusttravel for all of her tips and help in planning! I would go back in a heartbeat and I think it will be hard to find somewhere on earth more beautiful than it.
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Continuing the dolphin issue. #faroeislands#stopthehunt#grindadrap#pilotwhales
Grindadráp is the local name for a yearly event that sees the people of the Faroe Islands, hunt long-finned pilot whales as well as other species of cetaceans such as bottlenose dolphins, white-sided dolphins and Risso’s dolphins.
The Faroe Islands’ inhabitants have been fishing the local seas for centuries; the fist recorded grindadráp goes as far back as the 1584. Whaling is deeply embedded in their tradition and used to be essential to their survival, as the meat and blubber of the animals was used for sustenance.
One of the concerns is the sustainability of these hunts. The official website on whaling in the Faroe Islands reports that there are an estimated 778,000 pilot whales in the North Atlantic Ocean, 100,000 of which are found around the Faroe Islands. A 2013 report by Russell Fielding published in Society & Natural Resources: An International Journal says that for the past three centuries an average of 838 pilot whales and 75 dolphins have been hunted per year.
In fact, under the the Convention on the Conservation of European Wildlife and Natural Habitats (Berne Convention), the long-finned pilot whale is protected, which means it can’t be hunted in the European Union. Unsurprisingly the Faroe Islands have abstained from joining the Union.
Whilst these animals used to be an essential source of sustenance for the islanders, nowadays Faroese people’s diets have changed significantly, so the practice doesn’t impact their survival. Although there has been a decrease in consumption, many locals still feel deeply attached to this tradition and consider whale meat a delicacy.
It is yet to be seen whether international pressure will lead the Faroese to give up on this tradition, or whether the battle in the name of the long-finned pilot whale will continue claiming victims.
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