Shetland Islands
September 8, 2011
Crusing on the Seabourn Sojourn
Sept 3rd to 29th
Thursday morning we anchored in Lerwick Harbor and took a tour of the northern portion of the
largest of the Shetland Island.  The Shetlands are relatively flat with 1600 natural lakes and for the
most part treeless due to the high winds which can exceed 200 miles per hour. The Shetlands
benefit from the North Sea oil reserves and have a well developed infrastructure as the result of oil
revenues, primarily derived from the second largest oil terminal in Europe.  Everything was very
modern, but very sparsely populated.  No trip to the Shetlands would be complete without seeing
the Shetland ponies!