The girls and I took our van full of rubbish to the local recycling centre and then we drove on into town for a bit of shopping and some lunch.
As usual I took my camera and, for a change, I went all black and white.
There were two enormous cruise ships visiting – Le Boreal (foreground) and MSC Orchestra (behind). Le Boreal had come from Kirkwall (Orkney) and was on its way to Portree (Skye). MSC Orchestra had come from Bergen and was going to Akureyri (Iceland). I wanted to catch a lift.
The street was humming. It has really struggled recently.
It was wonderful to see so many people about.
Now there are many new shops and restaurants opening up. Diversification away from the Temple of Tesco may be the way forward. Its presence has affected many Shetland businesses.
I hope the visitors enjoyed their day in Shetland, leaving with happy memories of a very special place.
Here are two shop windows from Jamiesons of Shetland (a wool mill down the road from me in Sandness and this is their shop in Lerwick). They caught my eye.
Brilliant – very clever and imaginative – hence the colour pictures to show the wonderful wool colours they create.
It is always good to have a day out.