Flute lesson = Tuesday morning – and then on into town to do our messages.
First stop the agricultural feed merchants to get essentials for the horses and sheeple. Animals first. Always.
Next up, lunch – me? haggis and chips. This is the view from our lunch table!
We always find a nice spot. It is important.
There is always an audience.
They play the guilt card.
And sometimes bring their friends but I am used to this behaviour and have learned to ignore it!
While Daisy was finishing her lunch (white pudding and chips), I wandered round the car park taking a few snaps so you can see just how unique and wonderful Lerwick is.
There were a few boats in.
The usual harbour tug.
Some history – Lerwick was first founded in the 17th century as a herring and white fish seaport to trade with the Dutch fishing fleet, though there is evidence of settlement since 1000 BC.
Our newly restored town hall set at the top of the hill.
I love Lerwick’s architecture.
“The name “Lerwick” means bay of clay. The corresponding Norwegian name is Leirvik, leir meaning clay and vik meaning “bay” or “inlet”….. ” from Wikipedia because I do not know these things!
This area is known as The Lodberries – merchants’ wharfs extending out to the sea. They are the oldest buildings in Lerwick, some dating back to the 18th century.
The salmon-pink building is an old toll-booth, again built in 18th century on the site of an older version. It is now home of the RNLI shop and station.
The RNLI have a long-standing presence in Lerwick. This is the Severn Class RNLB Michael & Jane Vernon.
I think, writing this blog, I have learned something today!