Blogs from Wick, Shetland, Scotland, United Kingdom, Europe


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Excitement doesn't come to you in Shetland, you give this place time and wait and steadily you learn things about the sea, the land, the seasons and you find it exciting. 7:15am, at the harbour - the Bressay Ferry leaves Lerwick towards the shore opposite. Bressay, a long thin line of land, is tinged with a thin pink ribbon of sunrise pushing below the low lying grey sky. At the Lerwick side, the sea and streets are very still and calm. The large fishing boats stand majestically by the harbour piers - one from Norway, the other is from Lerwick. Alongside is the accommodations barge, painted in Dazzle Camouflage, used for the men working at Sullom Voe. I've been told that 5,000 men are working on the new plant and they stay in accommodation barges moored ... read more
fisherman's cottage built into the harbour sea
I knocked on the door
the Knab at 7:30am

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