For the last 3 weeks we have been hosts to an eclectic mix of people from the Cape Farewell foundation. The foundation (named after Cape Favel, the southern tip of Greenland and on the same latitude as Shetland - 60 degrees North) brings together artists and scientists with an interest in understanding and portraying the impact of climate change on the maritime environment and the communities who rely on that environment. By bringing people together, they hope to encourage a conversation to develop ideas and opportunity to network future projects. This year amongst other programmes they chartered Swan to cruise the Northern Isles of Orkney and Shetland.
John Rae's memorial in Kirkwall Cathedral. He was an artic explorer who amongst other achievements discovered the fate of the Franklin expedition