puffins are sometimes called sea parrots
tourists on the rocks
kittywakes have absolutely no fear of heights
a line up of guillemots that show us their rear end
kittywakes occupy the rocks
guillemots peddle along near to the boat
puffins wave us goodbye
one of the buildings on the island, in summer they are used as vacation home by the owner
sheeps roam relatively free on Papey. Ma leads the way downhill
she knows she is beautyful
It was inhabited by a few Norse families from the
9th century through 1966.
Some believe the name refers to Irish monks that had settled here before the arrival of the Vikings, but
sofar there is no conclusive archeological proof for that.
The island is now owned by a family that maintains the house
and a small wooden church here. The church is rumoured to sit on a huge treasure.
summer there is a daily ferry to Papey that conveniently includes a guided tour.
We took the ferry in July 2015
and despite the fog enjoyed all the birds and seals, and even had a peek inside the church.
the fog shrouded cliffs of Papey Island
harbour seals keep an attentive eye on us when we sail by
on the island there is ample time to sneak up to the birds
an auk peaks from behind the rock
time to leave, the ferry is waiting
the wooden church, it is said there rests a treasure below it