We dropped Clare's Mam off at Sumburgh this morning an headed back for Lerwick; busy with the Classic Car Show and Life Boat Day. Having seen the cars and steam engines about this week we decided to just go and see what was happening on Victoria Pier for the Life Boat Day. There was loads on and Beren go his first taste of gambling with the lucky ducks.
Then he had his first candy floss
But best of all was the discovery of a short boat trip on the Alluvion to The Orkney Man's Cave and Giant's Leg on Bressay. Nip to the loo and off we went...
Looking back to the Knab at Lerwick
Kirkabister Ness lighthouse, spot the arch?
Getting a bit wobbly!
Just near the entrance to The Orkney Man's Cave, where it is said a man from Orkney hid to avoid the pressgangs. Unfortunately my pictures of the cave were pretty poor. A shame as there were Shags nesting, with chicks too.
The Giants Leg. It was pretty wibbly when we stopped and none of the closer pictures worked but it is very impressive, as is the whole coast.
As we began to return to Lerwick the life boat came zooming by
Also on the way back was a birding bonanza...
There were also gannets, guillemots, fulmars, puffins, shags and seals galore, but not having planned the trip I didn't have the best lens. Personal record today of 456 photos taken. Rather less than that kept!
Tomorrow, weather permitting, we're hoping to go for a 3 hour trip on the same boat around the nature reserve of the Ilse of Noss. If it's really nice though a kayak at Westerwick near Skeld is on the cards...