Good to have been able to spend so much of the month at the south end of Shetland - and particularly to have seen so many fantastic sunrises and sunsets (there might well be dramatic sunrises on Shetland in the summer, but they are way too early for me).
Reporting Days: 31
Location: Shetland (but just made it to the Cairngorms for the end of the month)
Miles walked: 122
Miles driven: 674
Gardens tended: 1
Puffins seen: None (but a few guillemots plus one little auk)
Ponds dug: 0 (this KPI probably won't appear again!)
Photographs taken: thousands (mostly sunrises, sunsets and waves!)
|Sunrise at the Pool of Virkie|
|Pre sunrise at the Pool of Virkie|
|Sunrise at Sumburgh Head|
|Sunset on Scat Ness|
|Sunrise at Brough Head|
Between sunset and sunrise - there's always a chance (at this time of year) of getting a glimpse of the mirrie dancers.
|Northern Lights behind the clouds|
And between sunrise and sunset - this being showery Shetland, there's always a chance that there will be rainbows on show.
|Double Rainbow on Scat Ness|
|Double Rainbow at Sumburgh Head|
And when there aren't sunrises, sunsets, aurora and rainbows - there are always waves to watch (which are lovely, except on days when you are due to catch the evening ferry south!).
|Incoming Waves at Scat Ness|
This being autumn on Shetland - there are always wildlife specials on offer too - occasionally the glimpse of a fin, sometimes a visiting little auk and (unusually) mass landings of By-The-Wind Sailors.
|Little Auk at Grutness|
|By The Wind Sailor on Quendale Beach|
|Passing Orca at Grutness Voe|
And finally, one more thing, trees - these in the Cairngorms National Park (more trees in the November report!).
|Autumn Colours - in the Cairngorms National Park|