#Alba18 Day 17 – Jurassic Wood

Back east today and having seen the weather forecasted the best for the morning we headed over to Michaelswood. The wood is full of exciting things to do, like dinosaur trails, play areas and even a covered picnic zone. The main attraction though is trees! There’s not many of them on the Islands and to find so many together is quite a treat and local children learn lots here.

After plenty of time in the wood, we headed into nearby Aith to grab some lunch from the shop, take a look at the most northerly RNLI boat and hit another playpark to eat our picnic.

We then took the narrow road towards Voe (great fun to drive!) and stopped at the Cake Fridge, one of the most AMAZING honesty cake stops I have ever visited. Scrummy cakes and THE BEST tiffin (the variety I had was topped with a thick layer of chocolate and crumbled fudge). Well worth a visit.

The afternoon was spent at the Burn of Lunklet, a walk to a pretty spectacular waterfall and surrounding ravine. The path was bouncy underfoot and the aroma of heather incredibly pleasant. If we’d had our wellies we would have probably headed further up river to a part of the burn where you can build dams and play in the waters.

As evening drew in so did the forecast storm and it’s in this that I am sat writing; rain battering against the windows and wind whipping up the waves in the Sound outside. Even storms here are somehow a bit cooler…

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