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This is the last clear day before Shetland is battered by endless wind and rain. It seemed, therefore, sense to take my visitors up to the North end of the island and show them the beautiful scenery.
This is Mavis Grind – where the distance between the North Sea (right side, 1st photo) and the Atlantic Ocean (left side, 2nd photo) is 33 metres wide. This used to be a regular crossing point for boats – men would drag them over the road and onto the other bank rather than sail all the way round.
Although blustery, the light was spectacular and I drove my friends around showing them all the special places.
This is Ronas Hill – Shetland’s highest hill (450 metres) and is made of pink granite.
On we drove northwards past the sea stacks.
The rock arch Dore Holm or “drinking horse” behind a field of Shetland ponies. It is a small islet with an excellent natural arch.
Eshaness Lighthouse is situated on Northmavine peninsula.
Looking south back towards Sandness hill in the far distance. Funny to think I live the other side of that hill on the horizon.
So we covered many miles and I took them on the scenic route a few times! At one stage we missed Eshaness lighthouse completely because we were talking so much.
A perfect day with excellent company. Home now and the hatches are well and truly battened down ready for the oncoming gale.
Our last day of calm for a while.