Today is our last full day on Unst and Susanna and I decided to spend it gently walking a circle around the cottage where we are staying. In such a landscape as this it is, perhaps, inevitable that at the beginning of a visit one tends to look at and seek only the "big" views but, on this quiet walk, after nearly two weeks on the island, we spent way more time than before considering the many, smaller scale beautiful details of the place. Here are just a few of the pictures I took today which reflected this change of perspective.
This afternoon four of us went for a walk from Baltasound along the craggy coastline of Swinna Ness in Unst, Shetland. During the late-nineteenth and early twentieth centuries Baltasound rivalled Lerwick as the major British herring port and in the midst of the fishing season the population of 500 grew to some 10,000 all of whom supported about 600 boats. Today it saw only four of us walking, a single fishing boat and a solitary small sailing boat heading out to sea . . .. Here are a few photos from the walk.
All photos taken with an iPhone 6+ using the Hypocam App.