Northern Scotland: Voyage to Orkney and Shetland Isles, more photos

Interior of St. Magnus cathedral built by Vikings in 1137
Check out these additional photos from Paul and Sheryl Shard's voyage to Orkney and the Shetland Isles.

Northern Scotland Voyage to Orkney and Shetland Isles - Stained glass window with boats above in Fair Isle church

Northern Scotland Voyage to Orkney and Shetland Isles - Distant Shores II, North Haven, Fair Isle

Northern Scotland Voyage to Orkney and Shetland Isles - One of the Ring of Brodgar standing stones hit by lightning

Northern Scotland Voyage to Orkney and Shetland Isles - Interior of St. Magnus cathedral built by Vikings in 1137

Northern Scotland Voyage to Orkney and Shetland Isles - In a place of honour in the southeastern corner of St. Magnus Cathedral is the tomb of Orkney-born, John Rae, believed to be the true explorer of the Northwest Passage. It is so beautifully done you can imagine the softness of his leather boots. He appears totally at peace.

Northern Scotland Voyage to Orkney and Shetland Isles - Crofts of Fair Isle with sheep the primary livestock


Award-winning filmmakers and sailing authors, Paul and Sheryl Shard, have been cruising internationally since 1989. They are the hosts of the sailing adventure TV series, Distant Shores, which airs weekdays across Canada on Travel and Escape Channel and includes episodes on their cruise of Orkney and Shetland. Visit their website.

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