It’s a grey, damp Monday morning and I’m sitting here with the hint of a suntan. Not that I’ve been anywhere noted for beaches and bikini clad inhabitants. No, I’ve just arrived back from the Faroe Islands, a collection of 18 rocks in the middle of the North Atlantic famed for it’s wild scenery and torrid weather. As one local explained to me, ‘we have our best weather in February, with only 28 days of rain’.
However, luck was on my side and the day I picked up a Harley 1200 Sportster for a tour of the islands the sun and calm air put in an appearance, as did a few rain and hail showers along with the occasional Siberian blast of wind.
I’ll be posting up a full trip report over the next couple of days but for now here’s a sample of what it’s like to go motorcycling in the middle of the Atlantic.
A land of waterfalls and Harleys. There are 96 HD’s on the islands and a population of only 48,000.
The end of the road. This is as far north as you can get in the Faroe Islands, next stop the North Pole
A passing Dane stopped to admire the bike, have a chat and take a pic of the machine and yours truely.