From Aberdeen we took the overnight ferry to Lerwick, Shetland Islands. It's a long way north, 11 hours on the ferry (via Orkney). As you'd expect, there's a relatively small number of people and lots of open spaces.
We hired a little lime green Kia and drove around the main island, breath taken away each time we rounded a bend and saw more of the spectacular scenery.
We didn't cover much ground, and it is a small island, but we managed to get from coast to coast (going east-west), driving along single lane (not single lane in each direction, but single lane in both directions at once!).
We chased sheep.
We said hello to Shetland ponies with Bieber-style hair.
We made it to the end of the road.
And delicious lamb.
I can't imagine living in Shetland which has an average summer temperature below 20 degrees (celcius), but it truly was a remarkable place to visit and explore.