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Holy North Atlantic Mackerel

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 Our good neighbor not only caught these, but perfectly filleted them as well for us. Delicious! The weather changes so abruptly. In the time it took to take this sunny photo, clouds came in for the second shot

Sir Mows A Lot

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 She thinks my tractor's sexy.  Lots of grass to cut. The sheep have a head start. Sarah and Skyelark meeting the plane that we were supposed to take last week-finally got weather clearence Walking Skyelark down by The South Lighthouse Sarah bought me this hand-made tartan mask made by a local resident

Country Roads

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Windows 2021-As the self-appointed custodian of the Nurse's Hus (house), Cut the grass behind the kitchen window with Sir Mows A Lot. Sheep were unavailable for the task. Tended to the tomatoe plants with help from Skyelark.

Fair Isle-Alive On Arrival

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  A post shared by Ed Reif (@edreif)

Flightseeing To Fair Isle Today

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  Weather has closed in and we are below limits both on route and at Fair Isle. This afternoons flight is now cancelled...but we are in the air! And Skyelark is in the hold. For those who have never experienced island life, the day to day realities of living in the middle of the north sea during winter can seem mysterious, and sometimes even a little intimidating. Yet, despite being in the Arctic Circle, and  because of the gulfstream, the December 2020 Winter. we experienced here was rather mild.  So the opportunity to fly out here during a heat wave (Down South In England), we expected no weather issues...maybe some wind, since Shetland is famous for wind speeds... But precisely  because of the heat wave, the fogbank came in today, along with rain and some lightning while we were midair. Oh well, looks like we will be taking the Good Shepherd Ferry tomorrow. downtown Lerwick, with a visit from a cruise ship today:

Shetland Mainland

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  The next episode...We were here in December 2020, when the wind, moisture and lighting were golden. The Summer offers a green and clear color palate. Both seasons offer their beauty. It's savage and free range. View this post on Instagram A post shared by Ed Reif (@edreif)

Aberdeen To Lerwick-Shetland By Ferry

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  "Looks like lamb is back on the menu" gonna find me sone sheep.  I woke up early to get a head start on the strenuous idleness that the Shetland winds, weather and wounds will enevitably bring. What a savage and beautiful country lies in between.I don't think less of city life, but I do and will think of it less here. "Looks like lamb is back on the menu" gonna find me some sheep soon... I woke up early to get a head start on the strenuous idleness that the Shetland winds, weather and wounds will enevitably bring. What a savage and beautiful country lies in between.I don't think less of city life, but I do and will think of it less here. Here’s the thing about Shetland: there are no wrong decisions, only decisions to be made. No matter where you go, you’ll be awestruck, inspired, and have your breath taken away—after spending last December there, I’m willing to guarantee it.