Our morning began at Mousa, a small island now inhabited only by sheep. Mousa is known for its European storm petrel breeding colony, in addition to having the best preserved and tallest broch in Scotland. A broch is a circular stone tower unique to Scotland, and this one was built around 300 BC.

After exploring the broch, we raised our anchor and sailed onward to Lerwick, the capital of Shetland with roughly 7,000 residents. We were greeted by wind and rain, but that didn’t stop us from making the most of our day here! We split into several groups to enjoy various aspects of Shetland, including meeting Shetland ponies, the Shetland Museum, a talk from a local fisherman, a walking tour of Lerwick and watching puffins at Sumburgh Head. Tonight, we say goodbye to Shetland and sail to Orkney for more adventures.