Let's go for a drive in the Faroe Islands.
The roads are well-made, and quiet.
The Faroese don't fuck about - back home, what would merit a winding single track road sputtering miserably to a dead end and a long detour, has a big tunnel bored through solid rock and a twin lane road.
There's subsea tunnels connecting the main islands, but sometimes it seems they've built a tunnel just for the hell of it. This is Gasadalur, 17 houses in the arse end of nowhere.
In Scotland it would have been long abandoned. In Faroe, millions have been spent on a tunnel and a wide, smooth access road.
We'll pass dozens of picturesque villages on our drive, colourfully painted, turf roofed.
The views speak for themselves.
And the best kept secret? Not the tunnels. The access road going to the radar station on the summit of 749m high Sornfelli.
Maximum views, minimum effort.
I particularly like this picture below. can you see the solitary house in the dale? Back home, this would make a great bothy. Here, no doubt some mad bugger in the Faroese government is planning a tunnel and an access road right now...
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