Thursday, 25 April 2013

Notes from Shetland: Part 1

A short break on Shetland for the next few days.  Three short flights (Exeter to Manchester, Manchester to Aberdeen, Aberdeen to Sumburgh) took us there in just six hours (ignoring the fact that we had to get up at 3.30am to take the first flight at 7am).

Sumburgh is at the very tip of the largest island, South Mainland, and we've got a decent B & B close to the shore of a loch. We got in a short trip to Lerwick before walking around the lighthouse on Sumburgh Head to look for puffins. And there they were in their hundreds.  Delightful little birds with big beaks and red feet. After a meal at the Sumburgh Head Hotel, it was eyes down for an early night.

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