Another fabulous weather day in the Shetlands. Waking up docked in the port – it was great to see the fishing boats looking very pretty reflected in the water.
In the morning we took a small ferry over to the island of Mousa (which is above in the distance) to take a 99 minute walk around it and see the broch (a round house over 2000 years old and in very good condition).
The Shetlands were settled by the Danes and they feel more more like places I’ve seen in Scandinavia and Greenland than other parts of Scotland.
After Mousa I spent a couple of hours wandering around Lerwick – lovely people and gorgeous spot. Although I know I could never live somewhere as remote as the Shetlands, I do see why those that do love it here and wouldn’t live anywhere else. Certainly one of my favourite places I’ve visited
There is an old fortress in the centre of town
And the town hall has a giant hall with a lovely array of stained glass windows depicting characters from Shetland and Danish history.
And even though I always swear I will not buy another scarf I had to buy this fair isle knit made with super fine merino. Happy with that purchase and it won’t take up much room!
Farewell to Scotland. Hope to be back again soon.