The overnight ferry arrived in the capital Lerwick at 7am. We had a walk round the town and enjoyed a large cooked breakfast when we found an open cafe.
The town has a mix of modern docks but also some of the small original Victorian docks, little used now but very photogenic. The new Shetland Museum and Archives are next to the original docks and one can easily while away a couple of hours.
I’ll be spending the next few days scouting around the islands and finding good locations. I’ll also be visiting the beaches and cliffs in the hope of getting some good wildlife shots. It will involve a lot of walking and we intend exploring some of more remote islands.