A Wet Friday in Lerwick

A quick bounce down the coast saw us moored up in Lerwick, capital of the Shetland Islands, on Friday morning.  We grabbed a quick breakfast, donned boots and waterproofs and set off to explore. The weather wasn't particularly kind - pouring with rain and blowing what I believe is known as a 'hoolie' north of [...]

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Thursday: Discovering Fetlar

Things gradually calmed down overnight after our exciting trip to St Kilda, as we chugged steadily north-westwards for our first ever visit to the Shetland islands.  The heavy swell still had the last word, though, as we were three hours late getting to our destination: the small, northern Shetland island of Fetlar. This was a real [...]

Cruising Orkney, Shetland & St Kilda

We set off last Sunday on a week's cruise courtesy of the National Trust for Scotland (NTS) around the islands of northern Scotland: Orkney, Shetland and St Kilda.  This was a bit of a dream for both of us since we'd never been to Orkney or Shetland before and were really looking forward to it.  [...]