This Ship is very happy to see that we have moved to Shetland
Often you come across well weathered boats next to crofts, others that have passed there sell by date and used as roofs for outbuildings. This is all down to the scarcity of wood on the islands. Up on Unst two lifeboats from WW2 can be found at Skaw and Norwick which are used for this purpose.
Shetland people are always interested in what ships come into Lerwick harbour and during the evening in Spring you see many cars touring round the harbour to see whats around. This year Shetland is expecting around 45,000 visitors to come from cruises, this is an important part of the economy.
Unexpected ships turn up such as this Danish training vessel , this one stayed around a week in Lerwick
More to come from the harbour next week.