Our visit to Shetland was precipitated by a friend’s invite for Jared and I to explore the islands. He told us that we will see the northernmost tea shop, northernmost police station, northernmost bus stop, northernmost hotel — practically everything northerly, and boy, was he right! We’ve seen everything northerly in the British isles when we visited the tiny island of Unst. To get to the island, we took the ferry for about half an hour (the car was loaded on a ferry) to an island called Yell and then on to another ferry for 45 minutes to Unst. What completed our trip was the visit to these islands.
I’ll let the photos do the talking.
Most northerly Tea Room.
Most northerly food shop and gasoline station (photo taken from inside the food shop).
I couldn’t resist posing for a photograph in front of the most northerly bus stop, and the most colourful I’ve seen — it has flowers, books, table and chair and candies for anyone to enjoy while waiting for the bus. 🙂
Shetland is absolutely beautiful. Its vast expanse of striking wild beauty will awe any first time visitor — its craggy terrain; the towering sea cliffs; the empty hidden beaches, the turquoise seawater; the haunting nature; the boundless blue skies; the tiny wild flowers in the meadows — the landscape is indeed quite dramatic. The tranquillity and sense of vastness and openness is truly a world away from the hustle and bustle of London life.