Mykines - Puffin IslandMay 17 in Faroe Islands ⋅ 🌬 9 °C
Today, our journey took us to the renowned island of Mykines, often referred to as Puffin Island due to its abundant population of these charming seabirds. However, unlike the smooth boat ride we had enjoyed yesterday, today's voyage was a different story. The winds were fierce, and the waves crashed against the boat, challenging our journey.
Despite the challenging conditions, we were determined to reach the island. The anticipation of seeing the puffins up close and capturing their playful antics through our lenses fueled our determination. With each wave that rocked the boat, we held on tightly, knowing that the reward would be worth the bumpy ride.
Arriving on Mykines, we were greeted by a scene teeming with puffins. The little birds dotted the cliffs and grassy slopes, their colorful beaks contrasting against the backdrop of the dramatic coastline. However, the weather had other plans for us. Rain poured down relentlessly, and the wind howled, creating a difficult environment for photography.
Undeterred, we donned our trusty waterproof gear and ventured out in search of the perfect shot. It was a challenging task, as the elements seemed to conspire against us. Raindrops pelted our cameras, and the gusts of wind made it difficult to steady our hands. The puffins, aware of the inclement weather, sought shelter in their burrows, making it harder to capture their delightful presence.
Realizing that the weather wasn't going to relent anytime soon, we decided to take a break and seek refuge in a cozy coffee shop. As we warmed ourselves with hot drinks and indulged in local cake, we watched the rain batter against the windows, hoping for a change in the weather.
Miraculously, the rain subsided, although heavy fog hung in the air. Embracing this window of opportunity, we ventured back outside. The ethereal atmosphere created by the fog added a sense of mystery to the landscape. And there they were, the puffins, emerging from their hiding spots, seemingly unaffected by the fog and mist.
With renewed energy and determination, we carefully maneuvered through the damp terrain, capturing shots of puffins perched on rocky ledges and diving into the sea for their catch. The fog lent an air of enchantment to the scene, allowing us to capture unique and atmospheric photographs.
As the day drew to a close, we reluctantly made our way back to the boat, prepared for another adventurous journey through the stormy seas. The waves crashed against the vessel, tossing it from side to side. It was a thrilling and somewhat nerve-wracking experience, but we held onto the memory of the remarkable puffins we had encountered, their resilience echoing the spirit of these islands.
Arriving back at the hotel, weary but content, we reflected on the day's events. Despite the challenging weather, we had managed to capture the essence of Mykines and its beloved puffins. It was a reminder that nature doesn't always adhere to our plans, but it rewards us with unexpected moments of beauty and resilience.Read more
Traveler Great images-beautiful location!
Yes, it is. And those Puffins are so cute! [Lars]