"the shetland islands" Shetland Favorite Tip by call_me_rhia

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by call_me_rhia

Favorite thing: Well, what can I say about the Shetlands? Most of the time there was a thick fog so I could not see much, but I did manage to take a bus to the northern island and go to all the places i has planned. They are really gorgeous, and cursed by the foulest weather on Earth. The capital, Lerwik, is small and charming... the surrounding areas nice even if difficult to reach. I remember particularly a nice shell and sand tombolo somewhere in the south and gorgeous brochs and ruins. In fact I spent all my time archeologically, being the weather far to nasty to hike. The islands of Yell and Unst seemed interesting too, although the fog was at times thicker than thick. I had planned to stay 10 days but the already bad weather eventually turned to worse and my flight to Fair Isle ended up being cancelled, so I had my ticket to the Orkneys changed and managed to leave Shetlands earlier than planned.

Fondest memory: The wonderful tiny capital, Lerwick, with its quaint lanes. Scalloway, the ancient capital, with its tiny museums and bizarre castle. The islands of Yell and Unst, so different yet both interesting and rugged, and the wonderful areas of Lumna and Eshaness on the main island

Review Helpfulness: 3.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Written Nov 8, 2002
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