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MAINLAND – END TO END




MAINLAND – END TO END

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Our first day of continuous rain and mist (in six weeks) saw us sailing from Papa Stour up to the beautiful fjord-like Sand Voe at the N tip of the Mainland. Next day we had an exhilarating sail, well reefed down in a Force 6/7, all the way down to Lerwick in gradually brightening weather. Since we got here the weather has been perfect. We met up with Bob and Kate, up from Glasgow to exhibit their vintage motorbike at the Classic Motor Show, and went with them to a ‘Foy’ – a supper ceilidh dance. Today we visited the Show – fascinating – and then took the bus to Sumburgh airport and walked out along the cliff top to Sumburgh Head Lighthouse, the S tip of the Mainland. Tomorrow we set off to visit the islands of Whalsay, Unst and the Out Skerries before returning to Lerwick before our North Sea crossing.

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