Another dual-location month - first week in the soft South, the rest in the wild North.
By the Numbers.
Reporting Days: 31
Location: Oxford and Shetland
Miles Walked: 123 (plus 75 miles rowed - on a rowing machine!)
Miles Driven: 875
Gardens Tended: 1
Photographs Taken: Thousands (mostly waves)
Hints of Autumn
In early October definite hints of Autumn around Oxford - at both Sydlings Copse and along the river Cherwell in Mesopotamia.
Waves & Surfers
|Wild waves on Scat Ness|
|Wild seas at Sumburgh Head|
|West Voe Beach|
|Scottish Surfing Championships at West Voe Beach|
It's always worth looking up - some mornings start with red skies, other days end with a fine sunset, and after sunset the skies can sometimes provide a stage for the Mirrie Dancers.
|Sunrise at the Pool of Virkie|
|Sunset at Quendale Bay|
|Northern Lights over Quendale|
Around the Lighthouse
The light is always changing at the Sumburgh Head light house
|Morning Light at Sumburgh Head|
|Sumburgh Fog Horn|
|Evening Light at Sumburgh Head|
And the most memorable October day on Shetland in 2022?
That was probably day the internet stopped. By quirk of fate (or Russian interference, if you're a conspiracy theorist) both of Shetland's links to the outside world were damaged within a few days of each other. So, no internet, no mobile phones and no landlines. Strange day.