The Shetland Islands, Lewrick

The seas were so rough this day we were unable to stop in these islands. We were disappointed as we wanted to see the many ruins that dated back to the Iron Age. The swells were about 8 feet and the captain was not comfortable docking us. This was a day to take sea sick pills!

So here is the trivia for the day:

Traditionally, early houses in Norway were painted red, yellow or white. Why?  The easiest colors for them to make. Red was for those structures owned by the commoners or poor.  Barns too were painted this color. The middle class would paint their homes in yellow and the wealthiest class used white paint.  Today, Norway has added shades of blue and green that give homes their signature look.

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