David Gifford Photography

Day Dawn

After a tough week it was nice to sit down tonight to watch the second instalment of Simon King’s Shetland Diaries*. His passion for wildlife and for Shetland was again at the fore and I’m sure will have been greatly enjoyed by a few million people up and down the country. It’s also helped boost the numbers looking at the Shetland websites I’m involved with, including Shetland Nature Holidays & Tours and Dowle, Smith & Rutherford Solicitors & Estate Agents. A lot of people have been looking at Shetland property on the DSR website, which has a wide variety of houses for sale - all of which have indoor loos! For a balanced summary of life in Shetland see Move.Shetland.org (and signup to the excellent monthly newsletter).

As for the photo above, it was taken from my bedroom window one weekend morning. Playing around with titles I came up with ‘Day Dawn’, as from my perspective I had photographed it fairly early in the day (don’t look at the EXIF timestamp)! I later found out that in 1981 the fishing boat Day Dawn foundered about 0.7 miles north east of the headland (Helli Ness) shown in the middle of the photo.

* You can watch Episode 2 of Simon King's Shetland Diaries on BBC iPlayer until 25th February: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b00qsc2h

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