Daisy and I spent the afternoon in Lerwick (or the Big L, as we like to call it).
Lerwick is the main port of Shetland.
There is some great architecture – I am very partial to turrets with crow-stepped gable ends.
Small pedestrian lanes radiate outwards from the main street.
Commercial Street, although looking rather empty today, is very busy when the large cruise-liners dock (as well as Saturdays).
The bunting is out to meet and greet our summer visitors.
You never know who you will meet in “da Street:…
or what you will see.
All the shops make a huge effort and, I, for one, appreciate that. This is not a high street full of the usual names but somewhere that individual shops do their very best for their customers.
The sailing dinghies are moored, ready for the next sailing competition.
And then I saw the Dim Riv – their website
It is a replica Viking longship built in Shetland in 1980 and run by a group of volunteers. They operate trips around Lerwick harbour from May – September.
Not bad for a day in town!