Eivør Pálsdóttir Performs "Tròdlabùndin"
I was lead to the lovely lass above after my start-up page this morning took me to Mykines, in the Faroe Islands, and the image and description below:
- Wave-battered cliffs, torrential rain, and a haunting beauty–the remote Faroe Islands have an allure all their own. These 18 rugged islands lie halfway between Iceland and Norway. The resilient locals are mostly ethnic Faroese, descendants of Norse and Gaelic peoples. We’re looking at Mykines here, the westernmost of the Faroes, where the 2004 head count put the human population at 11. And while people aren’t flocking to the island, birds find it a great place to roost. Cliffs made of soft volcanic layers interspersed with basalt provide ideal nesting grounds for thousands of seabirds, including puffins and gannets.