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Beautiful Wasteland... Autumn in Scotland's Northern and Western Isles


A few photos from my recent trip to Shetland, Orkney, Inverness, and the Outer Hebrides.

The gallery's title is from a song by the Scottish group Capercaillie.

The complete set of 571 images can be seen at: https://pbase.com/dwerner/islands

Gamma optimized for Macs and printing (may look dark on PCs)- View in "Original" size if possible.

Thank you for dropping by. - All photos Dave Werner 2005

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The Sumburgh Head Lighthouse, seen from Jarlshof. Seaward outer wall of one of the iron age roundhouses at Jarlshof. Reindeer moss - Safely buried for a millenium, Jarlshof's older walls are now fending for themselves in the damp sea air. Looking northwest from the Sumburgh Head Lighthouse.
Sumburgh Head Light, automatic now, but a classic 19th century design by Stevenson Engineers The walk from Jarlshof to the light, along bird covered cliffs and fields of sheep, was a highlight of the trip. The magical island of Noss can be seen in the mist to the north of Sumburgh's cliffs. Horse Island, the end of the peninsula across from, and to the west of, Sumburgh.
This beautiful double ended launch surprised me as I was setting up the shot of 'Swan' (the ketch in the background). A surprising amount of 18th century Lerwick is still there. North of the small boat harbour you begin to see vessels that can (and do) go out in anything the North Sea has to offer. Lerwick's R.N.L.I. Lifeboat.  (If you're going out in a hard chance, this is the boat to do it in.)
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