Tuesday, July 26, 2005

On a lighter note...;)

A noble "National Sport"!
The children of Heimaey have been saving young pufflings for generations. In fact, at the end of the summer, releasing them by the hundreds to the safety of the sea has become a local tradition...

The puffin(a beautiful link, check it out!) is the "national" bird of the Westman Islands. The islanders love this creature and put pictures of it on almost everything!

The puffin is the most poplular theme of their souvenir-makers.

They even have a fan club for it:
The Westman Islands Puffin Club

The Official Website of The Westman Islands

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