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Today we had a slow morning and went off to see the textile museum. Shetland is well known for wool yarn and fair isle knitting.
Then took a quick walk through town to see my Great great grandfathers shop location. After lunch at the community center with Mary and Arthur, which I had been dying to do forever since Mary and Arthur do this often, Curt got to go golfing with Mary's brother Jeremy. ...
Today Mary took us out to the top of a hill to look over St. Ninians Island. You can walk across it on a spit of land connecting them. It's really pretty and I wish we would have had time to actually do the walk.
Then we went to the crofters museum, where they have kept a preserved croft. It had a peat fire going, that was quite smokey. I can't imagine living like that. But it was really interesting to see how the crofters lived so simply. I ...
... dreary look especially as we had just come from the sunshine and all the brightly coloured houses of Scandinavia. The warmth and friendliness of the Scots soon compensated for that though, and we quickly started to really appreciate the architecture and all the fabulous things which Aberdeen had to offer. Aberdeen is a very wealthy city due to the oil fields nearby.
Our initial plan was to cycle north from Aberdeen to the Shetland Isles ...
... kick-started the botanical cycle. Then Genesis comes unstuck. What beast of the Earth would be willing to swim 180 miles to make this his home. 5000 years went by, still nothing except the odd wildcat clinging to a log. Then, from the south, the awaited catalyst: Man. They arrived by the thousand, in car ferries, aeroplanes, on peddle bikes, on Leask's buses, and continental yachts. But they were 8000 years too early. Refunds all round. To the south, Orkney had been colonised by ...
... was the next step, earlier experience indicating that our hardest task would be to decide where. Our habit has been to have a couple of days 'under cover' while we finalised in detail what we were going to do during our stay. Not in Lerwick!
After two days of fruitless interrogation of the web and countless emails to possibilities, we were still 'out in the cold'. Fortunately, one of our unsuccessful inquiries prompted the apologetic landlady to refer our request ...