so at long last we have named our new boat!! She goiing to be called Hestur.
While we were in Iceland this summer Charlotte went riding on the local horses. Hestur means horse in Icelandic, and it is quite an interesting breed indeed. We knew it was the name for the new boat straight away. It is the name given to a mountain in the western fjords of iceland and also an island in the Faroe’s that we sailed past on route to Jan Mayen.
Here are some characteristics of the Icelandic horse that we hope may rub off on the boat.....!! :
The breed is known to be hardy and an easy keeper.
The horses tend to not be easily spooked.
friendly, docile and easy to handle, although also enthusiastic and self-assured.
known for its sure-footedness and ability to cross rough terrain.
The horses are highly fertile.
fast and smooth.
Icelandic horses are long-lived and hardy.
Great! So with all this in mind we thought it would be a fine name for our new boat.