Thursday, 26 October 2017

A bit more Orkney


Maybe that should be some photos of Orkney as the last post ended with a photo of the ferry!

As I mentioned, we tried to avoid revisiting places that we had already seen which made the weeks stay into an enjoyable challenge.

This is just a random mix of interesting places.

Hatston pier has been built since our last visit and we wandered down to see the size of the cruise ships. They are massive!! We had heard about the ships coming in on a programme shown just before our visit. You can see it here on You-Tube

Rendell Dove coot, amazing to see the birds fly out of the top of this dove coot. unfortunately the occupants of the car in front of us disturbed them before I could reach for my camera.

The Brough of Birsay, the causeway to the island was under water as we turned up so we decided to take a walk down to the fisherman's hut instead.

Stunning views out to sea, this is somewhere that we will return to in the future simply to sit and stare at the sea rolling in.

 The view from a window at Barony Mills, a restored mill next to a rather dilapidated one still at the same part of the island as the previous photos.
 We had a really interesting tour and bought some oatmeal with a view to trying to make oatcakes at some point... I've just noticed the rainbow on the water wheel photo below!

I will post a little more of Orkney in a few days time x

1 comment:

Araignee said...

The size of that ship! I see them in the Bay but they are at a distance. Seeing them in comparison to land is quite something.