When we arrived in France we did not think we would experience the Vendee Globe in “front row seats”. The Vendee Globe is a round-the-world single-handed (solo) yacht race, sailed non-stop and without assistance.
We discovered while visiting our friends in Amsterdam that calling the Netherlands Holland is incorrect but “accepted” or more like something that the Dutch resigned themselves to over the worlds ignorance. Holland means wood land and refers only to North and South Holland, two of the nation’s twelve provinces.
We spent about 13 days in total in this archipelago of islands. First we were in Midvágur for about 4 days and then we moved to Tórshavn, known as the worlds smallest capital. Though we only visited 2 out of the 18 islands we feel we got to experience the true essence of this country and most important to us, it’s people.
Welcome to the edge of the inhabitable earth, located just bellow the arctic circle this island's nature does some pretty unusual things, like putting ice and volcanoes next to each other and shortening the number of seasons to just two: light and dark. As I discover Iceland I begin to understand why the Vikings wanted to keep this island of ice and fire to themselves. Iceland is more unique and amazing than I envisioned it being.