On Sunday, four of us went to church – an Anglican, a Presbyterian, a Mormon, and a Charismatic – in a Lutheran church in Old Town Tórshavn. The guest preacher was Uni Næs, my former priest in Fuglafjørður. During the afternoon we were joined by Arni Zachariassen and Jákup á Lakjuni for a discussion about religion, politics, and everything else. Símun and Kári, my relatives, let us use their living room for our discussion, and then then provided cakes, tea, and coffee afterward. Immediately following the refreshments, our tour returned to the hotel to have dinner and discussion with Birgir Kruse.
The next morning we caught the early ferry to Suðuroy, a two hour boat trip, passing several islands on our way south. We were met in Tvøroyri by Mortan Holm, our tour guide for the day (in our now cosily crowded car). We visited every town on Suðuroy, though I am not sure which town is which.
Our evening ended with a private concert with Elin Heinesen and her daughter in Elin’s home in Tórshavn. Beautiful.
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