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Old 09-02-2021, 14:22   #1
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Fabulous story in today's NYT:


https://www.nytimes.com/2021/02/09/w...otos-dump.html


For those who love those fabulous surrealistic half-Viking half-Celtic Northern rocks.
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Yah, no thanks. The murder rate is astronomical in the Shetlands. That Inspector Perez should be fired!! Worthless, I say. Can't wait to see who gets killed next year.
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Into "Nordic Noir" are we? ^^^^

Thanks, Dockhead, nice story...and pics.
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Yah, no thanks. The murder rate is astronomical in the Shetlands. That Inspector Perez should be fired!! Worthless, I say. Can't wait to see who gets killed next year.
Hmm...hang on; DI Jimmy, DS Tosh and DC Sandy always get their man

No crime goes unsolved on the Islands!
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Hmm...hang on; DI Jimmy, DS Tosh and DC Sandy always get their man

No crime goes unsolved on the Islands!
Oh, sure, sure (can't say it like Jimmy). That's AFTER the poor bloke is bludgeoned with an axe. They need to do some proper detective work and PREVENT the crimes, not just solve them!!
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Fabulous story in today's NYT:


https://www.nytimes.com/2021/02/09/w...otos-dump.html


For those who love those fabulous surrealistic half-Viking half-Celtic Northern rocks.
That article brought a smile to my face .

We cruised these isles three summers past. The locals comment on a “bygone era”, but from my impressions most of those photos could have been taken today.

Lerwick would certainly be unrecognisable now: it has been “discovered” and cruise ships anchor off the town disgorging hundreds of tourists, deeply changing the character of the place, but most of the islands seem untouched by time.

The hospitality, too, is likely to have changed little since those slides were processed. All through Europe I have grown accustomed to cars stopping to offer me a lift in remote spots, but in the Shetlands this was even experienced if cars passed going in the opposite direction. If we anchored within sight of a house, there would generally be someone dashing down to the beach to invite me for a cuppa before I had even dragged the dinghy ashore. We made some good friends.

Thanks for stirring some wonderful memories.
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