Fortuna to Stromness


What a day today, we followed the Shackleton route from Fortuna to Stromness today, Fortuna is where they first heard the 7am steam whistle from the Whaling station. And then we headed over the ridge to Crean Lake and down to Stromness, it was amazing reading about their feelings, walking along the route as per their description, the waterfalls, seeing the whaling station for the first time as it appeared from behind a ridge, you are not permitted within 200m of any of the whaling stations now as of the asbestos risk, which is a shame, it would have been a real experience to finish the walk right upto the managers house, as did Shackleton, Worsley and Crean.

We are now sheltering in Husvik, another whaling station, the coast here is dotted with them, as between here and Stromness is another and the biggest called Leith.

Crean Lake

Crean Lake