The perfect spot
The rocks and creatures tell out their stories
in runic scribbles
On the hill, the heather is turning.
A walk to land’s edges.
A meeting with Britain’s most northerly flock.
Two days on the beach.
Posted on September 6, 2012 by Kate
Category: landscape, photography, Shetland, walking
Tags: Hermaness, landscape, Norwick, photography, Shetland, Unst, walking
Oh, sheeps are beautiful, and a boat of course!
I feel like I’ve just taken a big breath of fresh air! Yet more inspiration to visit these wonderful places- your pics of the rocks are particularly lovely :-)
Oh those sheep; Britain is my dream. I wish Canada had mountainsides and/or cliffs dotted with sheep. Sigh. So lovely.
Lovely. Makes me miss the beach. The boat picture is stunning.
How lovely. I feel my heart rate slow just looking at these images. The blue of the boat is delicious. Thanks so much for sharing.
These photos are simply beautiful. I felt I was right there – feeling the cold, the mist and drinking in the colors. Thank you SO MUCH for sharing these with us.
I love Handel’s ode to those Ungulates:
I love Norwick, we spent an idyllic weekend there a couple of years ago – in sunny May, not windy September. It’s a beautiful beach, spent a glorious day there this summer.
LOVE the boat picture. Any thoughts of offering your photographs for sale?
Loving the photos and I have serious coat envy!
I have serious coat envy too! Where is it from – I have to have it!
Coat envy here too!! Would also like to know where it’s from? It looks waterproof and cozy, matches the mood of the photos perfectly together with the hat.
Was the beach at Northwick? I loved it there.
Dreamily perfect. What a wonderful color palette Mother Nature served up just for your weekend. :)
Kate, you’re killing me (in a happy way). i want to run away to where you take me in these stories…beautiful! thank you.
Your photos are just stunning!! Did you see the little heart on the big rock? I’d love a ride on the beautiful blue boat.
I have such good and special memories about the Shetland isles… The 4 times we have spend holiday overthere together and met up such special people..thnks for those beautiful images..it brings it all back..
I love the photos, but have to echo everyone who asked where your coat is from – it’s so nice. Lovely pop of yellow.
Bliss indeed! So beautiful.
Beautiful! Love the looks on the faces of the sheep as they are looking at you!
You are having the time of your life I see ! Oh, and aren’t you the very similar colorway as the turning heather in that one heather-scape. Is that boat… like… for *real* ? Wow ! Beautifulness.
And yet more beautiful photos of an incredible place – I think you are capturing the feel and essence so perfectly whilst having a great time too…. Thank you for showing us all as well…
I love the photo of the boat – but no coat envy as I don’t suit yellow!!
sigh…. jealous ;0)
Ohhhh, beautiful pictures, especially from the blue boat. Wonderful!!!
Gorgeous pictures! We are debating our options for a vacation we want to save up for. At this point, for me at least, it’s a toss up between Iceland and the northern parts of Scotland and the Shetlands. DH is trying to push for Asia.
Oh, and I love your coat! It’s so pretty!
It’s beautiful. I’m not clever enough to describe it any other way.
As usual, I feel as if I’ve had a bit of a vacation. So lovely…
Hope you have your watercolour paints with you. Happy to see you wearing your hat!
That really is the perfect spot. Idyllic :D
white. ocher. granite. and are the mussels (?) midnight blue or black. i am feeling it. a palette.
love to see a boy and his dog frolicking on the horizon. how nice.
So lovely. The photograph of the blue boat is stunning.
The photos are wonderful. They capture the atmosphere and I can feel the air and hear the sea. The colors are just amazing on the rocks. Such a magical spot to spend time. Thank you for sharing!
A breath of fresh air. Thank you.
And I so love that coat every time I see it here…
The colors in the photos are so rich and beautiful!
Gorgeous colors in the photos – so natural and rich.
linking to you on FB as one of the real fashion police.
love to get your take on dr. annie shaw and the hacked ganseys, via amy twigger holroyd’s stitch hacking and pattern blagging:
Bruce must be the happiest dog, as you do go to the most lovely locations. Oh how I would love to reside in the stone cottage there, either one would do :-)
Thought you might be interested in the outcome of this http://www.texprint.org.uk/images/uploads/Woolmark2.pdf
I love this post. The pictures, yes, but your words! They match the scenery perfectly. I was looking for Bruce and was glad he showed up in the last two photos.
Are you working on a book? (she demanded fussily) Because I lovelovelove your blog but hate reading and looking at things on a computer—it’s so migrainey to do so. When do I get to buy a book?
It seems a while since you last wrote; I do hope you are well.
All good wishes
It’s been a while since you wrote something… I’m missing your adventure!
Love your blog…hope the silence of the last few days means you are resting from your travels and that you are well.
gorgeous photos! I just found your blog and am in love :)
I would also love to know where you got that great coat! allirsosen(at)hotmail(dot)com. Love your blog, designs, photos and especially your continued outdoor adventures!
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