52. This is a Dangerous Place


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My intention was to take a short walk on the mountain above Gjógv, following a map that I had bought in the village, but I got out of track. I was following a path, and I saw steep cliff ahead of me, higher than the one before. Not equally steep, but I was still shocked to see that the path did not go over the cliff, but along the steep slope.

In it's some 10-20 m down to the rock in the middle of the picture. From there, it's 100-200 metres above the sea. As I said, it's steep, and I'm standing on gravel where you easily can loose your footing. On top of that, there were very strong gusts with heavy rain. Thankfully coming in from the sea. Certainly not a safe place, but this was also where I turned back.