So this was the 1st of February (last Thursday) – the weather was just vile, blowing a gale.
Good waves, though.
We all sat in utter misery, candles and headtorches at the ready – our electricity supply can be sporadic this time of year – I guess those hamsters can get blown off their wheels!
(having said that there is nothing like the scream of anguish of someone (preferably a daughter) caught in the shower during a powercut for good family entertainment – don’t judge me!)
Today, however, is different. It is beautifully calm. Not a zephyr.
I indulged and had a little drive around finding the wonderful Shetland winter colours.
Seeing the mist rise off the sea makes me believe somewhere out there is Spring.
It was almost unnaturally calm today.
Still, there is the retreating ice on the lochs. Because of the recent clear winter skies, temperatures at night have fallen below freezing point.
A windless Shetland winter’s day is a rare but valuable experience.
Because when it blows, it truly blows!