Time for another walk... Admittedly this one actually happened almost 2 weeks ago, this is the one before the last one when I fell over. It is my favourite though, I've saved the best for last.
Another little route map for you. This time I managed a wee walk around instead of the usual "walk until I freak out about how far from the car I've gotten and turn round".
This is St Ninians Isle, a wee uninhabited island connected to mainland Shetland by a Tombolo or Ayre (long bank of sand or gravel), apparently the largest active tombolo in the U.K. So wikipedia says anyway - or did you think I'm usually that knowledgeable?!
I say "uninhabited" island, but thats not entirely true.... it's positively louping with bunnies! They are everywhere! I'm surprised we managed to walk as far as we did without the ground collapsing under foot - and for once I'm not making reference to my weight, more the fact that everywhere you look you see rabbit holes... there must be mile after mile of tunnels under the surface.
Yes, sadly we did get rather close to one bunny, though I must say not on purpose. If you can get close to a wild bunny, you can be pretty sure it's either dead or dying. Awffy sad, but thats nature eh.
Anyway, on a brighter note, this walk didn't just have wildlife.. it had a bit of History too... (so much fun aren't I?)
St Ninian's Chapel where buried treasure was found by a schoolboy in the 1950's. Where today in the 2010's we overheard wee schoolgirls discuss who had the best booze hidden away for the weekend! Honestly, I don't know what was worse, feeling oh so old or so hypocritical....
It really was a beautiful afternoon, and this time we made it back to the car *before* the rain!
What was even nicer though was to get home, have man put the fire on, me put the kettle on, and both put our feet up and have the best flavour cupcake in the world, ever. The Hummingbird Bakery's Red Velvet Cupcake. Hmmmm....