Friday, August 9, 2013

Skagaströnd marches on with optimism

During our third visit to Skagaströnd we found optimism and a thriving community.Tourism visits are 30% higher this year, geothermal hot water and fiber optic Internet service are arriving later this fall and the NES art residency program continues to attract talented young artists from all over the world.  We gladly accepted the opportunity to have a taste of modern cod fishing and went out into the bay with captain Sigurjón, who let us pull a few fish and gut them!  In the evening, we attended a fascinating presentation of the work of many of the artists in residence and were intrigued by their concepts and creativity.