- Today’s mileage: 53 miles
- Total mileage: 149.75 miles
- Desasters: 0
The ferry to Shetland.
The ferry to Shetland is really stress free. Turn up, friendly staff give you the crack & get on simples… The cabin we had was clean and well equipped with a shower & loo. All in good nick & not worn out.
The only problem with this ferry is there’s not enough time to sleep. You have to exit the ship at 7:30am.
Sarah had read in a cycling blog that the ferry breakfast was the best in Lerwick ! We headed to the restaurant with high hopes only to see that it was combinations of sausage, bacon or egg in a bun. Bit sad for Lerwick if that’s the best in town!
Our route today…
Lerwick to Unst – our route for the day. Shetland is windy and hilly. Both make a big difference when you’re touring. Today we were lucky and the wind was with us and the sun on our backs.
World record ?
As we got ready for todays cycle I realised that it was day 5 for this pair of cycling shorts – questipn for my cycling friends – is that a world record ? Not sure it’s one I want but we’ve had zero opportunities for washing and more importantly drying clothes. My merino tee shirt is also day 5 and showing sweat stains but no smell 🤭
Disappointments = 1 today. We got some snacks from a small garage on route. One part of my sugar intake was a Yorkie bar. I haven’t had one for a while and was really surprised how small they are now. The length seems the same but the chunks are so small now ☹
When we got off the ferry at Ulsta we got a Macaroni cheese and bean pie. Sounds grim but it was lush. If you ever see one try it.
Met these guts on route friendly & so small 💕
Uyeasound Hostel and Camp site…
This is a beautiful location on the shore of Uyea Sound.
No warden just rock up and pitch your tent.
Le petit Cafe – faith in human nature restored…
On the seafront just fifty yards from out tent was this honisty cafe. Le petit Cafe – an honesty cafe.
It was stuffed with everything from crisps to cans of duck casserole. It had a kettle for teas & coffees and loads of french biscuits. We brought some biscuits and the honesty draw was full of cash. Restores your faith in human nature 🙂