For days before the galley actually burns, you could swear there’s sometimes a whiff of Up Helly Aa in the air.
As it got light this morning the smell was definitely there.
The Peerie Shop’s knitted helmets and Harry’s mini Vikings in raging battle hint at what’s to come.
Then there’s a rumble and a roar and a sea of glistening helmets makes it’s way into town (complete with the ultimate Viking accessory). First David Nicolson’s Jarl Squad, followed by the Junior Jarl Squad. The galley, Per Ardua, watches over the festivities.
We’ll be back on Thursday because we’ll still be dancing tomorrow morning. Until then, three cheers for the smelliest, nosiest, craziest Tuesday in the year.