We went to Ronas Voe today to do some messages.
Wow! What a place. So different to the westside in every way. This is Ronas Hill sits on one side of the voe. OH has climbed once or twice. Not a place to be taken lightly and folk have been rescued off the side of it by both Coastguard and Lifeboat. The weather can turn very ugly very quickly.
The rock is red granite and the sea bed is red sand, I think. The water, even on a disgusting wet day like today, was clear and blue.
OH and I were totally entranced with this incredible land and seascape. I loathe the most over-used word in the English language – “awesome” but this place was just that.
As you can imagine, I took a shedload of photos, even in the rain. Come the summer, I will be there properly with my camera and tripod trying to do justice to this place. Apparently the summer sunset lights up the red rock making it appear on fire. Oooooh!
There is an old herring station on one side which stood derelict on the shore.
OH and I were blown away with this overwhelming Shetland landscape. The weather was revolting and I had to keep jumping back into the warm car to dry my camera lens and get the feeling back into my fingers. We were wet and frozen.
I need to come back here. It is a magical place.
Oh, and there is a gorilla!