Aith Gun

Aith Gun
Breezy Isles, Shetland

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

My Last Visit to Shetland - October 11


The Search

I had become interested in researching some of the names on the military headstones at The Knab. One of the "vessels" which was named was HMS Fox. After a little digging, it seems Lerwick was HMS Fox. The base, set up during WWII stretched from Battery Beach near The Knab up to Hays Dock and further. You can still see the weather vane above the buildings on the dock.
On the new viewing point at The Knab, on a disused gun emplacement there is also a picture of some of the buildings that formed part of the base on the slope from the Coastguards building.

The reason I could not see HMS Fox, was because I was in it.

Weather to change or not?

The weather is often spoken about. It has moulded and shaped the Isles and the people who live there.
You can sometimes see the weather coming, especially with the uninterrupted horizon.
I was at the gates of the New Cemetery and managed to get a panoramic picture to show.

More pics......

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