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Iceland, here we come!

We're under way, having departed from Hanstholm at the very northwest tip of Denmark. It is a decent sized ship, bigger than the Spirits of Tasmania, but unfortunately, the 4 berth cabins are a little smaller, very squashy, with nowhere to put all the gear required for the three day crossing to Iceland. I'm sharing with two Danish lasses going to the Faroe Islands, so hopefully, I'll have the cabin to myself for the remainder of the trip up to Iceland once they disembark. At least they know where Tasmania is, as Princess Mary of Denmark is from Tassie!

The Faroe Islands are the group midway between Norway and Iceland.

How do people go for long cruises without going insane??? I was sick of it all by the end of the first day. Couldn't sleep at all, as the cabin was too hot. Then about 4.30 this morning, it became quite rough, with the ship bouncing around and crashing down into the troughs, then lifting right up and crashing down again. It stayed this way until about 2.00 this arvo, when it slowly settled. I was still trying to get some sleep, but not successfully, I'm afraid. My cabin mates reported that people were being sea-sick everywhere in the public areas, and one woman had been so sick she'd fallen down a staircase while vomiting. I'm actually rather glad I stayed in bed in the cabin, as there's nothing worse than people chucking up all around you!!

I was fortunate to be sitting in the cafeteria at the stern of the ship as we berthed in Torshavn in the Faroe Islands, so could watch the berthing process. Most of the disembarking vehicles appeared to Faroese returning from trips to the European mainland.

Gorgeous! Gorgeous! Gorgeous! We are passing through channels between some of the islands of the Faroe group. Breathtakingly beautiful! The steepness of the cliffs wreathed in mist and clouds, the rocks of each layer of strata breaking through the rich green grass covering- and there are fences running up them! There are black animals, but unable to determine from this distance if they are sheep or cattle, grazing on the cliffs. How can they maintain their balance amid such steepness?

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