After the greater part of a lifetime in the antipodes an exile returns to Ultima Thule. Writing every day for a year, Alastair Christie-Johnston invites you to join him on a breathtaking and pictorially beautiful journey through the islands of his birth, exploring the hills, cliffs, beaches, lochs and surrounding sea. His reflective glimpses gives a new insight into life by the sea in one of Shetland’s north isles, from otters to orcas, seals to solans and tirricks to trows. “All who come here”, he writes, “inevitably become enchanted and however much circumstances might dictate the need to return to another place you will forever be compelled to come back again and again. This is the magic of these islands. It is inescapable”.