Monday, 27 March 2017

Shetland exploration

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. 

We ate delicious fish – we even had to make a booking for lunch to ensure we got a seat.

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.

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