Saturday, 26 September 2015

A Yell micro-adventure...

Straight from work we headed up to Burravoe on Yell for a micro-adventure over night camp. 


The next morning we were going to a colleague of Clare's charity lunch in Mid Yell so with a good forecast we thought we'd make a night of it...

 

The little camp site at Burravoe Pier is pretty good at £4 a night for tents and £10 for caravans, though there's not a lot of space for tents. However, the facilities are great with a toilets, shower and kitchen including a washer and drier. All housed in a cool boaty house...


In the morning I went for a walk around The Ness of Burravoe or Heoga Ness. Beren was supposed to be following me but got waylaid with rocks to explore and wellies to fill...


I hoped to see otters. Saw some fresh spraint, but no little furry critters. Maybe they were lost in the bogs of doom...


Burravoe from a old croft house door...


And looking into Burra Voe itself...

 

We enjoyed our lunch, though probably ate far too much and decided to go for a wander on Breckon Sands at the top end of Yell before getting the ferry home. What a lovely day...

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We had the whole beach and area to ourselves, though Beren did find this scary beast of the deep. I've eaten monkfish, but didn't realise it looked quite so gruesome; look at those teeth
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4 comments:

  1. Love Yell and often go to Burravoe and the Old Haa for cake and coffee when we come up. Doesn't feel right if we don't go to Yell. It's a good walk round there and I have been lucky enough to watch an otter from the old pier down by the old shop at the bottom of road that the Old Haa is on. Usually visit Global Yell and the Shetland Gallery too to satisfy my arty side 😉

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    1. Yeh Yell is under appreciated up here. Never saw any otters, just spraint, but the stars and milkway at night were amazing. Never been in the gallery yet despite driving past it often enough!

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  2. I had 17 days on Yell the first time we came up for more than a short break. I explored the island properly and fell for it then. When we have done a few more years on mainland Shetland we plan to stay on Yell again. It is definitely somewhere we are considering when we are able to make Shetland our home. Global Yell for weaving and the Gallery for showcasing local art is well worth a visit if you can add in time to stop off there when you are on Yell again, though the Gallery shuts in the winter months. Don't think Global Yell does but not certain.

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