Friday, 25 May 2012

Yesterdays walk

Yesterday, it was warm and calm in Lerwick, the capital of Shetland. It wasn’t sunny but you can’t have everything, can you.

I had some business to attend to, and once that was done there was about four hours to waste so I thought and thought and thought about it. Most of the thoughts revolved around the pub but I held tight and stayed away. In doing so, not only did I save money but I stayed sober too.

I took a walk down to the museum and looked around the docks that they control. In the first area there was one boat in particular that broke my heart. It has obviously done a lot of work in its life and is now tied up in the dock, enjoying retirement.

            I walked along and there were some fishing boats from the 19th century, known as sixereens, pulled out of the water and obviously done up and painted. It must have been very hard work to use that sort of boat to go fishing in. There again, at that time it was the best that they had.

I'm very glad that it wasn't my job :))

Thursday, 24 May 2012

I don't usually keep my mouth shut

Jings, I've kept my mouth shut for a couple of days. Sorry folks, but I'm still talking to you when the epilepsy leaves me alone.

I'm going into the big toon today and will have the camera at the ready. Of course, there may well be nothing of any interest, in which there will be no pictures to inflict upon you.

We'll see ;))

Monday, 21 May 2012

Now, that's a morning well spent

I've been beside the Atlantic all morning and it's been a morning well spent indeed. The sun has beamed down the whole time which helps my skin, no ointment at this rate. It's amazing the good a bit of sun does for you.

I was just thinking that some time spent on the shore with a fishing rod would be good. A bit of fresh ocean air, perhaps a suntan and with any luck it'll be fish for lunch too. These ideas are making me pretty hungry!!!

Better get the rod out ;))

What a morning

I was up at three-thirty this morning and it was bright for that time of day. By half past four the sun had been up for twenty minutes and it was beautiful, blue sky and the sun beaming down.

Now it's quarter to six, I'll grab a quick breakfast and top up my tan I think. When you get weather like this you have to take advantage of it up here in Shetland, know what I mean :))