Nov 14, 2011

Picture of the Day: Cloud Covered Island of Litla Dimun

 

CLOUD COVERED ISLAND OF LITLA DIMUN

 

Photograph by SPUMADOR on Flickr

 

Photograph by ERIK CHRISTENSEN

 

Cloud goes up. Cloud goes down.

Litla Dimun is a small island between the islands of Suouroy and Stora Dimun in the Faroe Islands. It is the smallest of the main 18 islands, being less than 100 hectares (250 acres) in area, and is the only one uninhabited. The island can be seen from the villages Hvalba and Sandvik.

The southern third of the island is sheer cliff, with the rest rising to the mountain of Slaettirnir, which reaches 414 metres (1,358 ft). The island is only inhabited by feral sheep and seabirds. Getting ashore is difficult and can only be performed in perfect weather. The cliffs can be climbed with the aid of ropes placed by the owners of the sheep. [Source]

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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