We are back at the Faroe Islands, ready for Friday’s opening of Eyes as Big as Plates at the Nordic House in Tórshavn! We couldn’t resist a second chance of shooting here and scouted our first model from the morning swim.
Arnold Eyvindsson’s life is extraordinary and we can’t wait to buy all his biography volumes in the near future. He grew up on the southernmost island called Suðuroy in the village called Nes. Like most families at the time his cellar housed 10 sheep, 1 cow, 2 cats and a bucket toilet. When he was 14 he worked at the Faroe Islands’ only coal mine before starting his long sailing career at 15 on a longliner in New Foundland. He then completed his seaman school at the Faroe Islands and headed to the Mediterranean, where he happened to hang out with Gadaffi in Libya and saved 25 Finns from the Israeli Egyptian war, to name just a few of his countless adventures as a chief officer. He has also worked as a teacher in a school for children with special needs, where the gym teacher recommended him to join the local theater. Nowadays he enjoys time with his grandchildren, little excursions on his own boat and his job as a tour guide around the islands.
Arnold has an unbeatable attitude and a lust for life that is highly contagious. We give him the Captain’s salute on Friday at 4 pm. Don’t miss out, it’s not too late! (Atlantic Airways serves very nice salmon wraps)