Faroe Islands, The Island of The Sheep
Posted on September 6, 2015 | Posted in Around The World | Leave a response
The number of sheep on this island is much more than the number of humans.
Between Scotland and Iceland
Allegedly, the islands were newly discovered in the 6th century by an Irish priest named St. Brendan. At that time, he was traveling to the North Atlantic Ocean. Between Scotland and Iceland, he noticed a row of islands inhabited by many sheep and birds. These row of the islands was then called the Faroe Islands means Sheep.
Uniquely, if the count is calculated, the number of sheep that inhabit these islands more than the number of human. In addition, there are also many Puffin the sea birds. Puffin loves to catch fish in the sea for food. These birds are good at diving. Their fur color are similar to the color of penguin feathers. These birds live around the coast in the North Atlantic Ocean.
Colorful Wooden Houses
Faroe Islands are consists of 18 islands and they are including in the territory of the Kingdom of Denmark. The scenery is beautiful here, because there are many hills and mountains. Many tourists who came to this islands like to climbing mountains, or enjoying the view of the sea. They are enjoying beautiful beaches and a short distance from the city.
Brightly colored houses on the islands is also interesting to look at. It looks lined up along the edge of the road up and down and rocky. Most of the walls of these houses overgrown with moss and grass on its roof. Unique instead.
Moss and grass can indeed thrive here. This is because it rained almost every day in these islands. Of the 365 days in a year, 300 days were expected to rain fell.
The beautiful and unique landscape makes the Faroe Islands was awarded as the best islands in the world.
If you are interested to come to these islands, a good time is in the summer around June to August. Usually there are many traditional festivals in that months. One of the exciting festival is a festival of Faroe Island Regatta. Participants of the festival will be invited to get around the Faroe Islands by boat.
allegedly means that proof has yet to be produced
a priest is a religious figure who performs ceremonies, particularly in the Roman Catholic, Anglican, or Orthodox church
noticed is being perceived or observed
inhabited is lived in by the owner
diving is a headlong plunge into water
territory is the geographical area under the jurisdiction of a sovereign state
scenery is a word for how a place looks, especially a beautiful, outdoorsy place
brightly means with brightness
overgrown means abounding in usually unwanted vegetation
moss is tiny leafy-stemmed flowerless plants
thrive means make steady progress; be at the high point in one’s career or reach a high point in historical significance or importance
expected is considered likely or probable to happen or arrive
landscape is an expanse of scenery that can be seen in a single view
exciting means arousing or holding the attention