Thursday, 20 June 2013
Along the shore......
You'll have to wait a wee while longer for my "holiday snaps" of mountains - I took so many I need to sort through them and with a busy schedule it may be a few days yet before I'm done..... however here are some photos of the lower level shore-line on Graemsay!
The one above is taken from the shell beach with the coral sand. The tide was lazily coming in last night when I took this. The Hoy Hills in the background stand out against the lush green of the fields of Graemsay.
Gentle waves were lapping the shore.....
The sun is still quite high in the sky but it must have been after 7pm that I took this. I love the long days at this time of year!
I love the clouds in this one! And you can just see the roof of Sandside to the left of the picture.
And here is Hoy High lighthouse standing out brightly against the darker hills of Orphir on the Orkney Mainland in the background.
Here the cow parsley is nearly up over the ruined buildings!
And today, the beach was not so deserted! A couple of the classes from Stromness Primary School came over for a beach adventure. The "crocodile" of children, teachers and helpers wound it's way up from the pier and past the house on their way to the beach. The kids were chattering and wearing their hi-viz jackets and waving buckets and spades. (Button was appalled! The noise!! And all that fluorescent yellow!). They are only here for a couple of hours, have a picnic on the beach, make some sand castles and wend their way back to the boat, which is specially hired to take them back to Stromness again. Some of the Graemsay children were in the classes and it must be lovely for them to show their friends where they live and let them experience the "school bus" of the MV Graemsay ferry! The weather was a bit dull today but it was fairly warm and at least DRY! I think all the kids had a good time and wore themselves out on the beach. Well maybe not that last bit, but I think the teachers and helpers walked back to the pier a bit slower than they came ;-)