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My trip to the Faroe Islands was inspirational. It wasn’t a roller coaster of excitement. It wasn’t a sun-drenched getaway. I didn’t sleep a lot, nor did I feast on exotic fruits fed to me by sun-kissed maidens — in fact, all I ate was meat and potatoes. The Faroe Islands were educational. Eye-opening and and interesting. The Faroe Islands are unique in that they’re the smallest Western nation in the world. 45,000 people spread out across an archipelago of…

Yesterday we went for an ‘easy walk’. Well, it was meant to be an easy walk until my hosts — my guides – forgot where exactly where we were going. <Whispers> ‘It’s just over the next rise…’ ‘No, I’m sure it’s over there…’ ‘Well, let’s just go all over the mountains. I’m sure Seb will be fine… Look at him, he’s all big and strong and…’ <They think I can’t hear them. But my hearing is heightened in extreme circumstances…>…

Being the gracious hosts that they are, they obviously offered to take a photo of me looking like shit and wishing for a swift, painless death. I like to think I managed to look a little defiant, but really I just look knackered. Those 9 months without travel have left me really rather unfit… We’re going for an ‘easier walk’ today, apparently. I’m packing the amphetamines. Notice how I still managed to take my glasses off before the photo was…

I know I’m being dramatic but it’s TRUE! When your heart is beating 200 times per minute it has to be bad news, unless you’re an Olympiad, right? We had to stop four times, and two of the six actually turned back, unable to make it to the summit. But with my geeky, atrophied not-used-in-over-10-month legs, my shrivelled lungs and the heart of a man half my size… I made it! (I not putting enough effort into describing just how…