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Blog 82 - Shetlands - July 2001

By keef and annie hellinger, Mar 8 2015 05:06PM

This is a retrospective of a holiday Annie & I took to the wonderful Shetland Isles in July 2001.

Travelled up from Nottingham in our then red ford escort estate, stayed overnight in Aberdeen , picnicked in the grounds of an open prison (unbeknown to us until we were evicted) Overnight ferry to Lerwick. Stayed in a cottage not far outside Lerwick at Gulberswick Bay. Travelled thru all the islands and even a boat to Fetlar taking the car across. We visited the island of Mousa by tourist ferry and spent the day walking around and seeing the seal sanctuary. Cold and misty mostly but very interesting islands. Met a couple on Unst who had pigs etc were very interesting. He did IT from home and she ran a craft shop, idylllic lifestyle, used to live in London Travelled on the SS Claire Aberdeen to Lerwick.

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Note we went back past this on the ferry to the Faroes & Iceland in 2019 after leaving Denmark. Click HERE to see that blog (blog 135)

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