Came down Seydisfjordur and round into
Lodmundarfjordur and anchored for the night. This was to save 10 miles
today as it is still 50 miles to the next harbour and the wind, as forecast has
been ahead all morning.
The anchorage was rather open but sheltered from
the north where the wind has been for several days. When I anchored a
flock of about 100 fulmars came and settled behind the boat, paddling to stay in
place. This morning there were still a few left.
They have a short body, little tail
but long, straight, efficient gliding wings. They follow the boat
most of the time but do not seem very interested in crumbs or scraps. I
have never seen one eat. You see gannets diving head first, terns
picking fish out of the water, gulls squabbling over any bits, but what do
Here they are, in a bit of sunshine: