Saturday, 6 August 2011
From One Thing to Another
Yesterday I happened, while working on behalf of the Gatliff Hostels, to encounter a Scottish Islands Explorer subscriber. We exchanged emails and her incidental mention of Papa, one of the Scalloway Islands in Shetland, led me to try to find out more about this once inhabited place that was home to at least one priest. The internet then led me to discover John Slater, above, who went there in the Summer of 2010 on his first visit to find out more about his ancestral origins. Then came the surreal part - finding a YouTube trip towards that island - that certainly gives the sensation of a voyage.
Scottish Islands Explorer - tries to discover