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A Bad Day in Shetland

Barren, storm-swept islands in the North Sea have been a human refuge for more than 5,000 years



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Under different circumstances we could have spent much more time exploring the Shetlands but after half a day in the driving rain even the keenest bird watchers and amateur archeologists among us were glad to return to the ship early. We changed into dry clothing and set off for the coast of Norway shortly after lunch – quite content to leave the Shetlands to the birds and the ghosts of Jarishof.