Out Skerries is as far east as you can go in the UK, so we added that to the list after visiting Point Udall on St Croix last November. It is the most easterly point in the US.
|Looking east on the short (380m) Skerries gravel runway. The house on the left is where we stayed|
|Islander on short finals just past the lighthouse|
|Inside our cozy home|
|Alison Steve and Mags on our walk|
|Salmon farming brings much needed cash to Skerries|
The weather has been fantastic with temperatures around 15-18C and blue skies and a light breeze. I believe that the weather here can be horrendous with severe gales and driving rain, and that coupled with very short days in the winter could be depressing in a hurry. I know that there are problems with alcohol and drugs on Shetland in general but it is tough to believe that either would be tolerated here for very long as close as the community is.
|The ferry passes the lighthouse headed for the mainland.|
|A sign about the dangers of rabies. In English, Norwegian, Faeroese, Icelandic and Russian. Go figure|
|Mens bathroom on Skerries. Specifically for French aristocrats!|
|The doctor and podiatrist get off the plane for a day of work|
There is a resident District Nurse who has day-to-day responsibility for the health and care of the residents with some excellent phone support from mainland Shetland and also from Aberdeen and Inverness. Seriously ill patients are airlifted out to either Lerwick or Inverness for treatment. It is a high level of responsibility but the system seems to work well for all.
|Anna and my sister Mags (on the right) enjoying some fresh air and visiting|