Faroes - day 5

Monday 10th February, 2020.

Coming home

No early adventures for us today but we didn’t have to leave the house to see a range of weather, including a gorgeous sunrise and snow from the lounge window.

We packed and I loaded my last roll of film, a Kodak Portra 160. Replenishing the hire car’s tank with about 20 litres of petrol cost about 200 Króna, the same as a single adult ticket to walk on the land nearby. We stopped at the huts in the place Kara had seen from that walk yesterday, and I ran off the final frames before packing the exposed rolls into a poly bag for easy security inspection at the airport.

Check in made us feel like children again as a nice lady talked us through getting a luggage tag printed at the self-service machines, and loading our bags onto the automatic conveyor. Duty-free was actually cheap and I couldn’t resist buying a pack of Kvikk Lunsj. Interestingly, security did a visual check of the bag of film stock at my request (once the supervisor had OK’d it), so the only scan my rolls have had was at the grumpy airport at Edinburgh. I think I’m going to have to try to find out what the rules are on this - were the Faroese just being nice, reasonable people, or were the Scots just being bastards? I’d like to know but from a Kodak article I read yesterday the hand luggage scanners at airports are of too low a power to affect film stock significantly, even with multiple scans.


At home, I packed the rolls off to AG Photo in Birmingham using their pre-paid mailer. Grand total of the processing costs from the trip is just under forty quid.


Image Camera Lens Film/ISO Aperture Shutter Comment
Header image Fuji GW690ii 90mm Kodak Portra 160 f/11 1/60s Huts near Vágar Airport
Sunrise Ricoh GRIII 18.3mm ISO 800 f/16 1/30s pp in Capture One Pro 20

Film exposure details