|t2012: Europe - "Visit"|
For a harbour with a more peaceful history lets travel to one of Malta's other islands, Gozo
here). In fact I discovered that I don't have any Icelandic fishing villages amongst my stamps so instead I'll include a stamp that is unrelated to either fish or fishing but is one of my favourites
portraying the hardy Icelandic pony/horse first brought to the island by Norse settlers. It is also an opportunity for me to show some map stamps of the Atlantic Ocean and its islandsThe first Icelandic telegraph cable was laid linking Iceland to the Shetlands and Faroes in 1906 and it failed in 1962 which by coincidence was the date this stamp was issued to commemorate the inauguration of the Transatlantic telephone cable via Iceland which started near Oban and ended in Newfoundland . This too would suffer damage in the northern waters by icebergs and fishing vessels.
|1962: Transatlantic Telephone Cable|
For two views of the Atlantic across time here is Iceland's stamp issued for their participation in Montreal's World Fair. Considered the most successful Expo of the 20th century with its theme of 'Man and his world' Canada actually built an island for the event using 25 million tons of rock
1967: World Fair in Montreal : Maps of 1590 and 1967
|1952: Portuguese Navigators - Map of c1471|
and I end travelling south mid Atlantic in the archipelago of the Cape Verde islands.
An entry to Sunday Stamps II theme of - Islands - travel to more on See It On A Postcard here