Shetland is safe for a while again. Me and Peerie Trowie are safely back to the sweltering heat of Vestnes.
Off with the winter jacket which was so useful in Shetland, long underwear tucked safely away in a drawer, and back to sunshine, shorts, smoked pork cutlets, and having a nap in the afternoon. ;)
Honestly though, the Shetland weather wasn't all that bad, and quite surprised me in fact. The over indulgence in intoxicating liquids didn't surprise me, and wasn't all that bad either.
Obviously, from my point of view, visiting Shetland was all about catching up with family. And of course introducing the new wife.
It was also great to meet some new folk who I'd only encountered online before, Kozetland1 and EM. Gentlemen both, and very enjoyable company for a little drink at the Sandwick Social Club.
I'll likely look back over the Shetland pictures I took, and maybe come up with some posts from them, perhaps to the embarrassment of some folk. ;)
But first, the journey home.
The flight to Bergen was nice, exactly one hour, and although the weather looked nice it got duller and greyer as we drove north. We stopped for a late lunch at Østereidet, on the north side of Osterfjorden. Here's what view there was, towards Bernes.
Sognefjord is the longest of the Norwegian fjords, and at well over 1200 metres deep in places, it's also the deepest. Normally I'd get a decent sunny picture, but this is the best I could do.
I really must get around to doing a proper post about holiday cabins. Anybody thinking about a holiday in Norway, but scared by the price of hotels, will see that it's not too bad. Anyway, here's the one we stayed in.
Yun's aa fir enoo.
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