Mykines for the Birds
July 23, 2015
I'm so angry!
Nowhere in any brochure or on the website or anywhere is there any indication of a strenuous four-hour hike to see some birds!
We hop off the boat at the Meknes pier. Only then does the captain-guide give us the news!
When I booked this cruise-day-trip, I expected to encounter the bird colonies here in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean. The guide failed to mention the location!
I make it about one hundred meters up the steep hill and decide, “No way!”
So it’s back to town, if you can call it a town, and just relax. Order a sandwich at the local guest house, take a stroll in the rolling hills around town, make a few new friends, chat with the sheep and the horses, wander back to the guest house for a coffee, relax once more. Wait for the group to return.
I’m not complaining. The Mykines is picturesque - a welcome retreat from “civilization.”
The highlight of the day is the boat ride (video) here and back:
We sail out on the ocean and through several crevices and fissures in the tall slender rocks.
The ocean-mountain scene is refreshing, inspiring, dramatic.
As for bird watching ….
I’m just a lazy “sheep!”