Well I was out partying on the Autumn equinox so no photos from then. But here are a few from the following morning when I was sailing back to Graemsay on our wee ferry. It was a beautiful still morning. Magic! Hope the rest of Autumn is like this...... ok delusional again..... gales forecast for this week....
Hoy Low lighthouse, with the World Word II gun battery outside the walls.
The World War II gun battery at Moaness, Hoy. Both these were protecting the entrance to Scapa Flow.
Near Moaness Pier on Hoy, beneath the hill (Ward Hill).
Reflections of the Hoy Hills near the pier at Moaness.
And opposite, some ruined crofts on Graemsay
Close up of part of Ward Hill - you can see a house in the bottom of the photo which gives an idea of scale.
Burra Sound, between Hoy and Graemsay. The Hoy cliffs in the background. I just loved the clouds reflecting on the still water.....
It's well camoflaged but you can just see the turf roof of the old house, Scarratain, on Graemsay with it's outbuildings about to slip onto the shore.
And coming into the pier at Graemsay with Hoy (Sound) High lighthouse and Stromness in the background.
And there were a huge flock of shags just off Hoy too - lots of these were juveniles.