Day 7: Day ride from Brae…

Day 7: Day ride from Brae…

  • Today’s mileage:  28.25 miles
  • Total mileage:     235.9 miles
  • Desasters:  0

The idea was that today was a bit of a rest day for exploring the area round Brae. Weathers ok with light winds and no rain 👍

After a lazy start we set off west up th A970 with the idea of lunch at Hillswick. 

Normally we’d avoid cycling on A roads but this is a Shetland A road – single track and very little traffic.

The first interesting site was this road sign…

Sadly none in site

The next point of interest was Mavis Grind.  This is a place where the Atlantic and North seas come within 100 yards of each other.

This was an important crossing point as the info board below explains…

We had lunch at the bay in Hillswick and what a beautiful bay it is…

On route we’d met a local and his kids who’d told us about a circulsr route home.  This took us past the local woods !   Yes contrary to popular belief there are trees on Shetland – just very few & hidden from the wind in a small valley…

Some small trees hidden in a small depression…
A summary of today’s route…

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