Day 7 - Part 2: Mousa
This is Gregory Courtney knitting away on a sock -- socks are so portable! His designs are in the Jamieson's, now Simply Shetland books. Terry is looking on in this photograph.
Mousa Broch is 13 meters (42 feet) high and dates from the Iron Age. It has been marked with sensors that are used to periodically monitor it -- to make sure that it isn't shifting.
It's amazing that they still let you climb up inside. It's quite a climb -- they must have been much shorter and had tiny feet to climb those stairs. There are flashlights available to use in the scary dark bit!
This is the Mousa lighthouse -- I much prefer the big lighthouses that had lighthouse keepers -- a great job for people who like their solitude! You can now rent lighthouses to stay in on your vacation in Shetland. Visit Shetland Lighthouse Holidays if you're interested!