Here I am for a final guest blog. Hope you enjoy! Kath
The inter ferry system on Shetland makes island hopping a Shetland breeze! We easily travelled from the Mainland to the island of Yell and then to the northern most Island in Britain, Unst.
Experiences along the way included crab catches, ancient Viking life, lovely Shetland lace, and island hospitality at its best!
One of the strangest island customs seems to be decorating a bus stop. This season finds it with a wool theme. The locals dress it up for travellers to enjoy while waiting for the next island bus. Jean added some stitches to the community knitting bin and Kath looked at pictures of previous themes. Kristie snapped pictures for all of you!
Peerie Shetland ponies and sheep dot the lush hillsides and skinny roadways. More than once while driving the single track roads we missed the unassuming cud chewing sheep by inches. We wondered how often they ended up as mutton on the farmer's table that night because of road kill.
After a full day of island hopping, we rushed to the last ferry and made it on by a Scot's whisker. We motored home on the now familiar Shetland roads to our home away from home, Burrastow House. Waiting for us the last couple of nights has been a feast of Shetland culinary delights. The smells of peat burning in the fireplace called us down each evening to the sitting room for a nice drink before dinner. And then into the lovely dining room we proceeded for such foods as seafood soup, braised lamb, buttered skate, cinnamon and garlic summer squash, roasted turnips, scalloped potatoes, potatoes with their jackets on, pickled cabbage, garlic buttered herring, steamed celery, garden salad, chocolate mousse, and homemade vanilla ice-cream with fruit. Two nights of this fare & we were quite spoiled for months.
This was the end of a contented day 2 in Shetland.