Two Norwegian rowers have arrived in Shetland having just completed a seven day journey across the North Sea in a tiny open boat.
The traditional wooden vessel managed to get into Lerwick harbour in the early hours of Wednesday morning after almost being blown off course and missing the islands altogether.
Erik Schouw-Hansen from Bergen and Henrik Yksnoy from Volda set off from Floro last Wednesday and the 200-mile trip proved to be anything but plain sailing.
Henrik said: “It was hard. We had trained but you can’t be prepared for that kind of thing.
“The waves and the movement of the boat meant that you didn’t feel like eating. We only had one meal each day and that is not really enough for rowing a minimum of 12 hours.”
Erik said: “It was the type of adventure that we were looking for. It was a great physical challenge but an even more difficult mental challenge.”
He added: “We are not rowing back – we are done with rowing for now! We are trying to find help to transport our boat back to Norway."