And.. back in the boat!

After a good sleep the boys are just heading back to their boat to paddle from the beach where they landed to the capital city Torshavn down the Sundini channel. The tides and weather are in their favour, so despite being absolutely exhausted they are keen to get the boat to a place where they can strip her down, wash everything and prepare for the next few legs. 

Today they will be paddling through some extremely dramatic scenery, with some interesting tidal behaviour! The Sundini channel, at points, narrows to around 10m wide, this makes for some potentially very speedy progress providing they get the tides right. If they get it wrong, they aren't going anywhere! We are looking forward to seeing the photos from the boat today.

Just like Iceland, everyone in the Faroes is extremely supportive and are helping Olly and George where they can. They have already been given a new woollen jersey each (thank goodness, they have been in the same clothes for months now!) and the local rowing club are going to allow the boys to use their buildings as a base in Torshavn. It transpires that when they were crossing the Dance Floor, they were radioed by the local ferries as they passed by in the night and some of the locals even came out in their boats to meet them as they arrived in the Faroes on Friday morning. The spirit of adventure and exploration is strong here and the boys fit right in (their beards help).

Once they reach Torshavn then they are going to rest for a few days. Their hands are blistered and their fingers look a bit like sausages. It was a tough crossing from Iceland and their bodies need a bit of a break. The weather is also not looking very nice for the long final leg to Scotland which means a bit of a wait - no bad thing right now. 

This expedition is by no means done. Yes, the Dance Floor has been conquered but ahead of them is some tricky tidal channels and another big ocean leg. Morale is high but the bodies are tired. 

 

 

 Olly and George in their new jumpers! Proud as punch!

Olly and George in their new jumpers! Proud as punch!

 Their ocean dry suits having had a good wash are being left on shore today - the boys would have spent nearly 5 days in these so they were pretty stinky! Shorts and t-shirts is the kit of choice on this beautiful morning!

Their ocean dry suits having had a good wash are being left on shore today - the boys would have spent nearly 5 days in these so they were pretty stinky! Shorts and t-shirts is the kit of choice on this beautiful morning!

 TAKEN JUST AS THEY GOT IN ON FRIDAY MORNING - EXHAUSTED!

TAKEN JUST AS THEY GOT IN ON FRIDAY MORNING - EXHAUSTED!

 THE BEACH THEY LANDED ON. THERE IS NO DENYING, THE FAROES ARE STUNNING

THE BEACH THEY LANDED ON. THERE IS NO DENYING, THE FAROES ARE STUNNING