Beauty and The Beast

(I might have overdone it yesterday.  My ankle and spine are in a very unforgiving mood now.)

Today was spent in Lerwick.  First my weekly flute lesson, which I am loving.  The sound might not be up to any standard but it is certainly a good brain work-out which I am in desperate need after all those painkillers.

Afterwards, I went on to Lerwick for physio and some shopping.  I had some time to kill so did what I always do – take photos.  This time of the boats in harbour.

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Now I like boats to look at.  I think they are very beautiful and have a grace and energy that goes with their design.  (I just hate going on them.)  The Beken of Cowes photos fill me with admiration.  I could not begin to emulate them but I like to experiment.

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With Lerwick being the principal commercial port for Shetland, there are many incredible visiting boats.

And then there is this!  Sans Vitesse – Without Speed, literal translation. My jury is out on this one but it is still worthy of a photo.  At present, this 75 metre long barge it is on charter to Petrofac who are using it for accommodation for their Sullom Voe workers.  Quite extraordinary.

So that is The Beast.

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And this is The Beauty – the amazing gob-smacking sunset on the drive home tonight.  I am very partial to a nice sunset.

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And here is a Shetland pony, if you are feeling hard done by.  I hope you are enjoying the Advent Calendar.

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5 thoughts on “Beauty and The Beast

  1. Nancy Brown

    The “beast” is interesting, not sure I care for the paint job, now the Viking looking boat was beautiful.
    Nancy

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  2. Cate

    Loving the calendar! Love the sunset pics—-thinking, I’m just over that western horizon, btw—nothing between here and Shetland but a couple thousand miles of water. 😀

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