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Daily Archives: October 3, 2010

Shetland Life: Editorial

Shetland Life: Editorial

Anger, activism and anonymityThe arrival of Greenpeace in the islands last month saw an incredible upsurge in public debate and discussion, particularly on the pages of Shetlink.com. Usually I’d say this was a good thing, but in this case I’m not so sure. (more…) Read more...

Maritime: Sailing to Norway

Maritime: Sailing to Norway

Marsali Taylor experienced her first North Sea yacht crossing this year. Here, she describes a difficult and eventful journey.Sailing across to Norway is something Shetland yachts do almost as regularly as south coast ones go to France, and I was keen to do a real open sea voyage. I crew regula... Read more...

Past Times

Past Times

From The Shetland Times, Friday 7th October, 1960Almost unnoticed, a little yacht sailed into Lerwick Harbour during the lunch hour on Saturday. Under headsail, mainsail an a big Genoa jib, she ran up towards the Bressay shore, then tacked across the harbour to tie up alongside the much larger L... Read more...

Nelson’s Column

Nelson’s Column

I currently have two mobile phone numbers, two email addresses, MySpace and Facebook profiles (I’m too old for Bebo), A BlogSpot Blog, a YouTube home page full of videos of myself, Flickr photo page and shopping accounts with Amazon and eBay. And, of course, my Flybe and Northlink memberships. (... Read more...