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Scotland, Shetland (1) NorthLink Ferry

28a. Sailing from Aberdeen to Lerwick

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To get to Lerwick you take the NorthLink Ferry from the Port of Aberdeen.

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In our case we took the 7pm (1900) sailing getting into Lerwick at 7:30 am (0730) calling at Kirkwall at around 11pm [2300, departing at 11.45pm (2345) for Lerwick. The return journey was via the 7 pm (1900) sailing from Lerwick to Aberdeen. We sailed to Lerwick on Shetland on M.V. HJALTLAND (the old Norse name for Shetland)

OCEAN FALCON in the Port of Aberdeen.


left OLYMPIC PEGASUS middle YOS VICTORY (Leith)? right OCEAN FALCON in Aberdeen Harbour


blue?  middle N.S. IONIA (George Town), general view of Aberdeen docks


Most of the vessel in Aberdeen were part of the supply and rescue operations of North sea oil rigs.


left ESVAGT COBRA ESB JERG right DAROJA (Limassol)



Leaving Aberdeen on the M.V. HJALTLAND, with an evening meal in the restaurant and a comfortable bunk awaiting us after a long drive in the car.




Early evening and out into the North Sea beyond Aberdeen port.


First early morning sighting of the Shetland Islands, the southern tip of the mainland.


On the top viewing deck of the M.V. HJALTLAND, a fine ship to sail on.


Sumburgh Head lighthouse on the left.




The cliffs south of Lerwick on the east coast of Shetland main island


The shaded cliffs of south-west Bressay Island as we enter Bressay Sound.


MV HJALTLAND heading for Lerwick in the early morning.

KEBISTER (Lerwick) pilot boat and tugboat if necessary escorting us into Lerwick.










Looking south down Bressay Sound.


The tall ship STATSRAND LEHMKUHL in Lerwick harbour



HELLIAR (Douglas) in Lerwick.



M.V. HROSSY (the old Norse name for Orkney, means "horse island") heading into Lerwick.


The lighthouse on Bressay where we had stayed.


Last views of Bressay and its cliffs on the return trip by NorthLink ferry to Aberdeen.



A last evening sea view of a fishing boat heading for Aberdeen, before retiring to one's bunk bed..


Back into the Port of Aberdeen in the early morning.










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