Aug 21, 2017 - National Geographic Orion
There wasn’t a single person aboard who wouldn’t say that today was extraordinary. The morning started off with very close visits from a large fin whale (the second largest animal on the planet) followed by a very rare sighting of a northern bottle nose whale. We had three wonderful presentations as we finished the last of a nearly 230-mile journey from Iceland to Mykines. Mykines, is the westernmost of the Faroe Islands and has a year-round population of 14 humans. Nearly 20 of us decided to put our legs to the test and hike up the steep ridge line above town, while others walked the streets with our National Geographic Photographers; Diane and Len. The steep cliff faces were covered with puffins who seemingly didn’t mind our presence. In addition to the phenomenal scenery and wildlife encounters, the day was extra special as we were serenaded by Kata; a group of five beautiful local women who sang local folk tunes.
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