Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.
Start by marking “Between Weathers: Travels in 21st Century Shetland” as Want to Read:
Between Weathers: Travels in 21st Century Shetland
by Ron McMillan
The Shetland Islands sit where the North Atlantic Ocean and the North Sea meet, closer to the Arctic Circle than to London. Over the centuries they have been a vital staging post for Vikings, Hanseatic traders and merchant sailors from faraway lands. Yet somehow, the same islands remain off the map' of British consciousness. Ron McMillan spent weeks on the unbeaten Shetlan ...more
Paperback, 284 pages
Published December 31st 2008 by Sandstone Press
(first published May 15th 2008)
To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.
If you have ever had the good fortune of visiting the Shetland Isles you will undoubtedly enjoy this book. If you have ever had an inkling of visiting these northern isles you also will enjoy this book. If you enjoy enquiring, lyrical travel writing then get a copy of this most enjoyable travelogue by Ron McMillan. My wife and I were enchanted with Shetland where we recently enjoyed a holiday. I purchased a copy of this enthralling book in the Shetland Tourist Office in Lerwick. An evocative rea ...more
Other than a few days in London, I have never been anywhere in the north Atlantic, least of all the isolated far northern islands of Shetland. And other than a sweater made from the wool of the sheep of these islands, I've no connection to them and little reason to be curious. That was before I read "Between Weathers", the kind of travel writing that simultaneously keeps you in your seat turning the page and leaves you itching to get out and see this world. This book hooked me from the beginning ...more
Excellent! If you never wanted to visit the Shetland Islands, you certainly would after reading this. Warmth, humour and a "Local Hero" type book. Every one of the 23 reviews on Amazon has 5 stars. Next year a film is being made on one of the islands which should promote tourism and keep the islands from being abandoned.