Orkney & Shetland 2019 - Day 19
Lerwick and Scalloway
The weather forecast was for overcast skies with showers and moderate winds so we decided to start the day by looking around some of Lerwick. As suspected, the weather cleared up so we headed west to Scalloway and other locations.
Lerwick - the old town
Our hotel was located in the Old Town so it was a short walk to visit the old shops. Lovely old buildings, narrow lanes where nearly every lane had been renamed. We then walked up the hill to Fort Charlotte, and old fortification that looks out over the town and commands the narrow waters between Mainland Shetland and Bressay.
Scalloway, Bixter and Sandness
The weather cleared up late morning so we decided to drive west. This would take us first to the port of Scalloway and then through Whiteness,Hellister, tresta, Bixter and Twatt and on to the end of the road at Sandness. The landscape was rolling hills, small lakes and plenty of blanket peat bogs. There were no fences so the sheep and new lambs seemed to prefer the road for grazing. They clearly knew all about traffic as they took no notice as we drove past. By the time we had reached Sandness the wind and rain had returned - so much for having a picnic by the seaside. So we headed back to Lerwick hoping for an early dinner.
Last updated: 29/06/2019