This morning, I was aboard when the ferry M/S Norröna reached the port of Tórshavn. On my way from Denmark, Hirtshals, to Faroe Islands, I made new friends. I’ve always loved travelling. As to me, it’s not only about discovering places. It’s always about meeting people, too. In the library bar of the Park Hotel in Frederikshavn, I came across a nice Swedish couple, Ninni and Håkan from Karlstad, taking a round trip through Denmark and southern Sweden. Music, politics, books: we talked about anything and everything and had a pleasant evening.
On Saturday morning, I drove from Frederikshavn to Hirtshals and got in line for the M/S Norröna. Later on deck, I met experience educator Nicola and her daughter Jette from Holzdorf, which is pretty much located in the very north of Germany. Those two really have a story to tell: Over the next two weeks, they will be hiking across Faroe Islands. With backpacks, on foot, and sleeping in a tent. Afterwards, they'll take the M/S Norröna to Iceland. Altogether, they will be travelling for six months! A great adventure for twelve-year-old Jette, who plays the violin, attends a Waldorf school back home and, later, wants to become a writer.
With herb expert Christina and her daughter Henriette, I shared a cabin. Because I had changed my original travel plans at short notice, I couldn’t get a cabin just for me. All my concerns turned out to be unjustified: I got kind room mates, we had a good time, and once again, I learned of an interesting project. This summer, Henriette will get her bachelor’s degree in Environmental Science and Sustainability. In the next few weeks, she will lead the University of Glasgow Iceland Expedition 2016 in Skálanes, which is close to Seyðisfjörður (the Icelandic Norröna-harbor). Henriette’s field of research: Microparticles in sand and water.