Iceland Cruise 9 – Road Trip From Tórshavn to the Island of Vágar, The Faroes

We arrived in Tórshavn the capital of the Faroes on the Island of Streymoy, which means ‘Island of Currents ‘ very early in the morning, but until customs come on to clear the ship, you are ship bound.  Unfortunately we only had a short visit on these wonderful islands, four hours, not even enough time to do any shopping in the wonderful little capital city.  So, no sticker with ‘I love the Faroes’ on it, in fact I didn’t buy anything Faroese, but I did make up for it in Iceland.  Anyway, our trip started at 12.30 pm, so after a ships lunch, we made our way down to the dock side to board the coach….. the weather was freezing, I thought Amsterdam had been cold, but no, this was serious hat and glove weather.  

We didn’t go through the city, we bypassed the wonderful coloured, green turfed houses and followed the sea for quite a while.  We were going to visit the Island of Vágar, through a road tunnel measuring 3 miles in length and running under the sea which now connects the two largest islands in the Faroes and the capital Tórshavn.

This post is really a visual road trip, all the photos were taken through the coach window, so hopefully not too many shadows 🙂

March 2018

Holy Trinity Church, Marham, Norfolk

Another church that I would like to re-visit is Holy Trinity in Marham, Norfolk.  The door was locked in 2016, there were some phone numbers on the church notice board, but being a Sunday, I was loath to disturb anyone.  I just took a few photos of the exterior and the beautiful display of snowdrops.

Having read about this parish church, which is C12, and late C14, restored 1844, 1867 and 1875 and built of flint with ashlar dressings with slate roofs and the best part…….inside a very interesting memorial.  So another one to go on the list to visit when the weather is more clement. 



All Saints Church, Burnham Sutton-cum-Ulph, Norfolk

I keep meaning to visit this little church, which I photographed on a drive by in 2016, but its on the list now.  Why……In the late 18th century the rector of Ulph was Edmund Nelson, father of Admiral Horatio Nelson. Revd. Nelson.  One of my great grandfathers, many times removed, served on HMS Victory, not sure if he was on aboard at the same time as Nelson, but you never know, so therefore I am interested in all that is Nelson.  

All Saints was probably the first church to be built in the Burnham area and was probably begun in the late Saxon period. The oldest parts of the present building date to around 1190, which makes me want to visit even more, as I have read there are some Early Norman chancel arch capitals to see.  So roll on some nice weather.


The Art Gallery


Last year, 2016, my daughter had a whole art galley to herself, to exhibit some of her photographs.  We all went along to support her on the opening night, which turned out to be quite successful, as she sold two of her photographs.  Of course my camera came with me and I took a few photos, the lighting was a bit difficult, so I have played around with some of the photos, in attempt to save them and hopefully make them a bit interesting.  My little grandson, Oscar, is not so little anymore, and I just loved the way he had his hands in his back trouser pockets, while talking to his girlfriend, Nancy.  



Our Dog Eddie


You see lots of photos of Nancy and Toffee, but not many of our other two, Eddie and Nipper, mainly because they are photo shy.  But on this occasion, Dad had hold of Eddie and I got a couple of shots.  Eddie is a complex little creature, he was thrown over a wall when he was a few months old, so he’s a rescue dog, but I don’t think it did a lot of damage, as he can leap over six foot and not even think about it.  He’s not over fond of people (apart from the man at the kennels, thank goodness) he likes to hang off the back of trouser legs, he will bark all day long for his favourite toy, and then bark at you all day long to throw it ( I will just add, it never really gets to that point, but he would if he was allowed to )  He doesn’t really like the other dogs and has to sleep alone, which he prefers, in truth he should really be a single dog, not one of four.  But he loves us so much, and if he could, he would be carried everywhere like he is in the photos, he loves our contact.  He is more like a cat, he loves to curl on our laps, he likes to snugly under the cushions on the sofa, he will sit all night long with me while I blog, sometime adding his paw’s worth.  Maybe one day I will get some close ups of Nipper, mind you I’m not sure he has any eyes, not seen them for years, he has a fringe, which he hides behind, funny dog 🙂


Blue Skies, Venice


A view of Venice, but for the life of me, I can not remember what part of the city this is, but what I can remember…….it was a lovely walk along the wide avenue, and although it was busy, it seemed not so touristy.  We are away again at the moment, so I will post an odd photo when I have time…….just wish today was nice as this, London is wet and grey……not good for taking photos.

Stick Waterman


Waterman of Venice, crossing the Lagoon from one island to another, they follow the posts in the water. I took the photo from the train window, just before we arrived at the station.  I love taking photos of people from a distance, they look like stick people…..just a small quirk I have 🙂