On our very first afternoon in the Faroes, we visited the waterfall, Múlafossur. Rain, wind and very low clouds and a possible puffin sighting! The puffins in the Faroes are usually found on the far western island of Mykines. Unfortunately, the trail to the puffin area on Mykines was covered in a landslide earlier this year so the area has been closed. However, Múlafossur is on the western end of Vágar just east of Mykines. Christian had a look down below the observation area at the falls and saw a couple of Puffins. That brought us back here on this day to climb down the scary stairs and rocks to see the Puffins!
The best part is there were hundreds of Puffins flying out and back to the cliffs to feed. We had a great time photographing these cute little birds! The Atlantic Puffins are the most numerous species of bird in the Faroes with about 125,000 breeding pairs. During the breeding season, they nest in burrows in the ground and on cliffs. Once the breeding season is over, they all head out to sea until next year. Because of their colorful beaks, they are know as the Parrot of the Sea!
Of course, while we were there we took the opportunity to shoot the waterfall once more. This time, much lower, down by the sea, and with no rain and low clouds.
On our way back along the road, we found ourselves on the opposite side of the water from the sea stack, Drangarnir. It is about a mile or so away from where we stopped on the road. A few of us were daring enough to fly our drones over the water to photograph it.
I do have a pretty wild video from this flight, just need to edit the video before I can post it. Stay tuned, I hope to have it up in a few days. While there, we took the time to photograph a cluster of cottages along the shore called “The View”. They are located just outside the village of Bóur and you can see how they got the name!
After our ride back to the house, complete with a sing along and dance party in the van, we cooked up a huge meal with local salmon cooked on the grill, sausages, grilled veggies, corn on the cob and salad. One thing is for sure, we ate well on this trip!!!