Saturday, 14 May 2016

A wander out to Fethaland


Beren's away on Yell at cub camp, so with a fine, but cold day Clare and I decided to have a walk out to Fethaland. Setting off from Sandvoe along the beach we followed the track and path past the lochs of Lower and Upper Setter to join the main track to Fethaland about half way there. Before long we were nearly there and looking forward to a picnic on the shore.


We managed to sneak up behind the buildings and quietly sit down to lunch without disturbing the seals on the rocks...




Clare hasn't actually been here before, but I think we'll be back...


After lunch and a bit of seal watching we went up on to The Isle of Fethaland itself.


First stop was to look at the old soap stone workings in Cleber Geo...


The remains of partially carved out bowls can be seen everywhere when you get your eye in...



Then we wandered up to the lighthouse itself. Sadly a modern job, but with the air of Dalek I think...


There are some impressive cliffs on the west side and a great view out along the coast to Uyea...




My poor attempt at a Brenizer panorama...


The route back followed the eastern coast to Isbister. Passing The Kame of Isbister on the way and a couple of other ancient monastic hermitage sites on top of the isolated kames.


May be 8 miles with our wandering in just under 4 hours with plenty of time for lunch stops and photos and we never saw a soul. My idea of a good day out!

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