Day 8: Back to Lerwick…

Day 8: Back to Lerwick…

  • Today’s mileage:  34 miles
  • Total mileage:     269.9 miles
  • Desasters:  only a minor one

Todays plan – breakfast, find some Twatt, cycle to Lerwick. Look round Lerwick and catch ferry to Kirkwall. Albert Hotel for the night. Simples…

We started out of Brae with the sun and wind on our backs. We averaged over 13 mph from Brae to Voe. This isn’t bad when carrying 20kg of luggage. All down to the tail wind – not my legs !

First stop was another honesty cafe for a rather nice slice of pear and cinnamon cake.

This stop also had goats. We made a friend…

So far a pleasent days cycling but I was getting excited because it happened again…

After Twatt it was only about 12 miles to Lerwick. There were some long hills but stunning scenery…

We had a lovely meal in C’est la Vie french cafe. It wasn’t cheap but “proper” food. I had Tartiflette & Sazz had king prawns. Would recommend if you’re ever in the neighbourhood.

Then onto the ferry for a few hours of boredom only broken by a “fly by” of Fair lsle. Crap photo but they don’t clean the windows like the used too…

Fair Isle and the Skroo Northern Lighthouse..

Then it was a dash from the ferry to the Albert hotel for the first disaster of the holiday…

We arrived at the Albert at about 11:30. When we were finally shown our room it was a massive luxury room – price tag for the night £180. Seems I’ve messed up when booking Doh…

Now that would have been ok if we were there long enough to enjoy it. Sadly were arriving late & leaving early for the ferry to JoG… Anyway the bed was huge & comfy…

Anyway a summary of todays route…

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