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I love wool: A plunge into my closet in cold (and warm) weather.

Yesterday I decided to go out for an adventure in Berlin.

With temperatures the coldest all year – around -12° – and plans for a long walk around Berlin, I bundled up. Out came the long underwear (wool, even!), winter jacket, hat, gloves, and warm shoes. I went all out – my scarf trailing behind […]

Shetland Islands – What We Did on the Mainland

This is the Atlantic Ocean, as seen just northwest of the community of Brae. Isn’t it pretty!

When planning the trip, we sort of expected to be bored – to have time to stay in our lighthouse and read books – relaxing, if you will. And while we did some of that, we actually […]

Shetland Islands – Our Accommodation on the Mainland: Eshaness Lighthouse

The Eshaness Lighthouse was my home for four nights. Next time I’ll make it a week.

Back when we started planning our trip to the Shetland Islands in earnest last summer, the Shetland Islands was not really on our radar – until I picked up the Lonely Planet book for Scotland and read that […]

Shetland Islands – I was in the middle of something…

We stopped in Mid Yell for the obvious photo.

Traveling south from Unst to the “mainland” (the Shetland Island’s largest island), one crosses Yell, and past “Mid-Yell” – a shameless photo-opt ensued.

This was one of the narrower roads that we drove on — not the narrowest. Every so often there were passing […]

Shetland Islands – Unst

Welcome to Unst

Now that I’ve left the Shetland Islands, I have better Internet access, although, honestly, it was fine at our first port-of-call, Baltasound. I was just too busy to take the time to write anything – other than postcards.

Baltasound is a community on the island of Unst, the northern most occupied […]

Shetland Islands, First Day

Look, it’s a real Shetland Pony, in the Shetland Islands! Wow!

After checking in, we had a couple hours to spare; ended up visiting the beach.

 

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