We love far-flung places. I’m sure you do too, or you probably wouldn’t be reading this. Defining a ‘far-flung place’ can be difficult, as it can be as much about an idea as it is about geography, but one place that we could probably all agree on would be the finger-shaped peninsular of Hermaness in the north of Unst, which is itself the most northerly of the Shetland Islands.
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Day 3 of our Shetland visit was yet another beautiful sunny day, so we decided to explore out towards the west a little. We agreed that we needed to look at Scalloway, the ancient capital of Shetland.
It's been a wild and windy couple of weeks here in Shetland but after we received our toasty Spotty Otter winter suit we thought we'd better brave the weather and plant our daffodil bulbs before it got too late.
Ardan recently celebrated his 3rd birthday and one of his presents was a balance bike. So seeing as today was a calm, warm autumn day we all ventured out on our bikes and Ardan got a chance to put his racing bike skills to the test.
Our visit to Shetland coincided with the Cunningsburgh Agricultural Show. It was only a mile or so from where we were staying and looked like it was a really big deal, so we absolutely had to go.
Ardan got a kids digital camera from Santa so we thought it would be good to test it outside to catch some images of Spring.
The track to our new house is very bumpy with many pot holes. So after a delivery of gravel we decided it was time to get the 'big' machines out to fix the road.
Finally we have some warm weather here in Shetland with lots of sunshine! The arctic terns have finished nesting on the beach in front of our house which means it is now safe to venture back to the beach!
Intrigued by the bridge we’d seen south of Scalloway, we decided to explore what was on the other side. I drove, Jon wrestled with the OS map, while the minxes pointed out places to abandon the car to go out and explore. Like on the Shetland Mainland, we had to stop every mile or so to gawp at the beauty around us and get out and explore properly every 10 minutes or so.
It's really the wrong time of year for fabric play dens, too cold and windy. But the kids really love playing in a den so we took our chance on a windless day to build a colourful den in the garden.
We've just recently moved house and have been exploring our new garden which is like a miniature jungle!
It's been foggy and very wet here in Shetland these last few days. Perfect conditions for gathering wild field mushrooms which grow in abundance in the fields around our house.