West Means Waders: Shetland, Unst, 9th-20th September 2018

The theory is that when the winds go into the west in autumn, you start looking for waders. The theory isn't always borne out in practise, however, but it has certainly worked this autumn. Four American waders in less than two weeks. The winds were still SE, I think, when the first arrived, although they … Continue reading West Means Waders: Shetland, Unst, 9th-20th September 2018

Back on the Auld Rock: Unst and Foula, Shetland, 1st-8th September 2018

Shetland was known as the Auld Rock to expats yearning for a return, and it is an appropriate name, as some the oldest rocks on the planet, over 3 billion years old, can be found North Roe and south Yell. I only had a weekend on Unst before I had to leave again. Having missed … Continue reading Back on the Auld Rock: Unst and Foula, Shetland, 1st-8th September 2018