Saturday, 21 October 2017

memories of Orkney

HI, In September we headed back north of the border to Orkney where we had booked a self catering apartment for a week. We had a couple of overnight stops, one at the Falls of Drochart Inn which we reached via visiting the Kelpies....

and then this installation by Rob Mulholland

We reached the falls of Dochart late afternoon and went for a short walk to the nearby charity shop that had once been a mill and still had a working water wheel.

The second night we stopped off at Keiss with a view of the castles.

next morning saw us set off for John O'Groats and on to Gills bay to catch the ferry.

This was our third visit to Orkney so we have seen most of the popular attractions, many of them twice. This time the plan was to see what we had missed and things a title more off the beaten track although there are not many roads anyway. Some of the islands are joined up by a causeway but it still feels small and quiet compared with our usual destination of Skye.

More to come later, I also have gossip about knitting, fleece, a new toy and a new form of transport to tell you about over the next few posts.

1 comment:

Araignee said...

Lovely photos! The fella in the water is fascinating.