Iceland and Northern Isles

 

Shetland Isles

 
As we sailed past various headlands on the approaches to Lerwick the the Shetland Isles were not looking their best as they sulked under a damp and windy sky - VIDEO CAPTURES Malcolm McCrow
Approaches to Lerwick - VIDEO CAPTURES Malcolm McCrow
Lerwick under a damp spring sky - VIDEO CAPTURES Malcolm McCrow

.  MAGELLAN's captain had intended berthing but another ship was occupying the berth.  And so MAGELLANís four covered boats were launched as tenders to ferry passengers to and from the shore - VIDEO CAPTURES Malcolm McCrow

Lerwick quayside and the Broch of Clickimin - a large, well-preserved but restored iron age structure on the outskirts of the town - VIDEO CAPTURES Malcolm McCrow
Passing the Ferry Terminal en route to Carol's Pony Farm - VIDEO CAPTURES Malcolm McCrow
Scalloway is an important harbour on the west coast of mainland Shetland and its castle, built in 1600 by Earl Patrick Stewart, was once the seat of the Earl of Orkney - VIDEO CAPTURES Malcolm McCrow
once the ancient capital of Shetland, Scalloway today has a population of around 1 200 - VIDEO CAPTURES Malcolm McCrow
Lerwick town centre - VIDEO CAPTURES Malcolm McCrow
MAGELLAN was not due to sail from Lerwick until late evening, but with a cold wind blowing from the north and rain again threatening, after a short walk round the narrow  pavement-less streets of the old town many people cut short their visit to Lerwick and returned to the ship - VIDEO CAPTURES Malcolm McCrow

Iceland and Northern Isles

Kirkwall, Orkney Isles