The main event of this day: heading out after sunset with the fine folks of the Mousa Boat to see the storm petrels come in from the sea to nest in the wall of the Mousa Broch. I had heard of this phenomenon before I made my final decision to go to Shetland in June 2021. Little did I know, it would turn out to be one of my favorite adventures of the trip!
I didn’t do much on this day besides start gathering my stuff for departure early Monday morning. I drove to Lerwick to fill up my gas tank so I wouldn’t have to think about it. (Petrol is as expensive here, as it should be everywhere. My probably unpopular opinion is that people on holiday should have to pay even more, to subsidize those who have driving jobs — including boats. I never did figure out quite what the cost per liter was, but I think it came out to around US$11 a gallon. Fair enough.)
I was so amped after finally getting home (around 1:45 AM), I stayed up for at least another hour reflecting on this amazing experience, and listening to my recordings of the petrels chirring, rhythmic song.
4 June, 2022
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