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Beautiful Sunrise, Simmer Dim and Lost Car Keys.

Some mornings I’m not happy to be awake at 4.00am but this one was a real exception. Looking out of my window I saw the glow in the distance and headed for Tingwall Loch as the sunrise was in the perfect postion for this location. I spent about an hour taking many photos as the sun changed position and colour. Vapour was rising off the loch and you will see a strip of it in the photos.

It was also the weekend of the Simmer Dim Biker’s Rally in Shetland and I’m sure many would have seen this spectacle and been encouraged, along with trying out the latest new ale, to return another year as they come from all over the world for the Rally.

There was only one negative regarding this wonderful morning and that was I lost my car keys in the long grass. I had to walk a few miles home at around 5.30am. I never did find the keys but thank goodness for spares.

Sunrise Tingwall Loch 3D Sunrise Tingwall Loch 4   Sunrise Tingwall Loch 13Morning Mist At Asta Loch

Peace In The Valley

Oh, what can compare to a sunrise

Where the mist makes a softening ray

As it spreads its glow o’er a tranquil loch

Lending peace to the start of the day.

What a joy in those moments of quiet

To behold such a view so serene

On the memories of such a blessed picture

Is where our hearts and our minds we can lean.




An 18-Hole Paradise

One of Shetland’s two 18-hole golf courses lies just outside of Lerwick in the picturesque location of Dale.

On the same morning as the sunrise over Tingwall Valley, as seen in my previous blog, I stopped at the Brig o’ Fitch and was met with a wonderful sight of sunrise and mist over the golf course.

The following few pictures are what I saw and I hope you will share my delight in the scenes I was fortunate to witness on that beautiful early morning of the 13th June.


The Glow of Sunrise

Shetland surely has some of the most beautiful sunsets, and also sunrises, to be seen anywhere. We especially appreciate them as our weather is sometimes very restrictive of our ability to view them.

I was awake on a morning when, looking at the sky, I saw the beginnings of what I hoped would be such a sunrise. So, at approximately 4.00am with camera in hand and the essential spare batteries in my pocket, I set off for Tingwall Valley. Before I even arrived I could see a mist hanging over the lochs – a most attractive sight in itself.

As I was about to take my first photo the sun suddenly slipped from behind the edge of the hill and burst through the mist.

It was impossible to stay and watch the morning unfold with such beauty and not be filled with awe at the sight.  I hope that you have enjoyed viewing these photos as much as I delighted in taking them.

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