Tuesday, 16 February 2010
As I sit here at just after midnight, heavy rain is sweeping across the harbour and lashing at the windows of The Booth. Great, but why wasn’t it like this when I was on Unst? My visit to the island was productive in so far as I learnt a lot about the construction of and the different types of traditional Shetland, Faroese and Norwegian boats, and their link to the Vikings (thank you Robert Hughson). Plus I got to see Uyeasound’s ‘Up Helly Aa’ and experience the after the galley-burning celebrations. And stayed in the Zero Carbon House B&B. But the only extreme thing about my walk along looking for wild heaving seas and windswept coast-line was that it was on the most extremely calm and sunny day I have experienced on Shetland. There’s always tomorrow….
Postscript: Awoke to snow showers.
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