Welcome sign

A long planned visit to Shetland with the family. Great that Geth finally got to see Shetland in the sun, and that Steff had lovely weather (and ponies!) to help make her first visit memorable.

Knab

(above) The usual first view of Lerwick from the ferry

sign

The Shetlanders are very welcoming

Lodberries

One of the famous views of the lodberries

boats

Lots of interesting boats visit Lerwick harbour

Viking replica boat

The “Dim Riv” is a replica viking boat (but with engine as well as sail) which sometimes does tourist trips.

Cycle route sign at Voe

New sculpture next to the peerie boat harbour

castle

Scalloway castle

memorial

The Shetland Bus monument at Scalloway

ayre

St Ninian’s ayre

swimming

Swimming off the ayre – it was plenty warm enough!

wheelhouse reconstruction

Reconstruction of an iron age wheelhouse at Scatness

sixty north sign

The 60th parallel – we were staying close to it in Sweden in June!

cruise ship

There are even more (and larger) cruise ships visiting Lerwick than ever these days

boats

Always lovely interesting boats arriving in Lerwick

boat

A famous old French pilot cutter, the “Jolie Brise”

road sign

Great road signs!

phone box

Interesting use for an old phone box

Aberdeen

Almost back in Aberdeen