Sunday, 19 June 2016

Father's day trip to Mousa

Father's Day started off with a personal best on the Laxfirth Loop Time Trial with The Shetland Wheelers for me and was followed by a lovely roast dinner courtesy of Clare before we headed off to Leebitten for a sunny afternoon on Mousa.


The Mousa boat coming to take us away to the isle...


The isle is an RSPB nature reserve and covered in birds and seals, but it is possibly best known for the broch...


And Beren was in a hurry to explore it. He was last there when he was about 3 and couldn't remember it.


Pretty imposing...



We walked anti-clockwise around the isle to avoid the crowds going clockwise on the guided tour. Bonxies and terns were every where with red throated divers on a loch and 2 day old common seals in The West Pool.

Looking across the East and West Pools to the lighthouse...


East Pool, would be a nice place to swim if it wasn't to disturbing for the wildlife...


Another view of the lighthouse on the distinctive Peerie Bard...


I guess I had to post on shot of some wildlife from the trip. Here's a bonny looking shag that we watched while we had a bit of a picnic...


 Ooft! Busy busy busy lately, but the weather is to change tonight, so I might get a rest!








5 comments:

  1. Hmmm...we went to Mousa at night to see the Storm Petrels flying in but obviously didn't see much of the island. A daytime trip now seems quite enticing.

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    1. I've not done the petrel trip ( quite short isn't it?), but going in the day, especially on a nice day like this is definitely worth it.

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  2. Fantastic! A very long time since I have been here. I look forward to returning.

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