Leisure day. Morning coffee in solitude while other walk off to the showers at the local yacht club. This is a fancy place with excellent facilities, showers, pub with darts, an upper level with a restaurant and pool table. Outside a terrace with a floating pontoon.
Skipper reports at the customs control and we are properly let into the UK after which we can lower the yellow flag.
We have joint second breakfast at an Italian eatery and then wander off to the local museum which is extraordinarily good. It goes to show that Lerwick, these days, is a pretty affluent community with huge incomes from the oil industry. Especially interesting we found the very early history about how these islands came about, sitting as they are on the same fault line as the Caledonian canal. There are rocks 2,5 billion years old sitting next to young ones of 300 million years.
After lunch at a local hotel skipper sets out to change the oil in the main engine. We have reached ? 200 motor hours from Halifax. This is a simple but messy procedure after which we take our full environmental responsibility by having a taxi take skipper to the local waste dump, where the waste oil (8 litres) is correctly deposited.
We top up provisions, some wanders the streets with a camera and finally we have a last dinner in Lerwick.
Tomorrow we leave for Stavanger, Norway, 220 miles to the ESE. We are expecting excellent SW-winds of reasonable force and the going should be good.