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Wednesday, 7 August 2013

St Margaret's Hope....



When my visitors from Australia were here we took a trip to St Margaret's Hope. A lovely wee village that reminds me of Cornish coastal villages.

I love the cottages hugging the shore, much like in Stromness.


And this boat was for sale. I wanted to buy it - I miss the old boat on the Graemsay shore.



There are several roads in the "Hope" (or the "Hup") as it is known locally.  But the two main roads are Front Road (along the sea-front) and Back Road (back from the sea-front...obviously.....).


Creels piled up along the old pier at the harbour


And one of the main ferries to the Scottish Mainland sails from the village. The "Pentalina" - a catamaran


More "holiday" pictures around Orkney to come. But work and other distractions are conspiring to delay me.....

10 comments:

  1. I like these pics of St. Margaret's Hope. What a picturesque little village! And the boat looks perfect (You could still buy it??)

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    1. Yes Rian I could still buy it - but I don't think it is seaworthy and I'd have trouble getting it home. Which is just as well I think ;-)

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  2. Fantastic pictures, and a beautiful day!

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  3. Those creels look much like the lobster traps that we have here in Nova Scotia.

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    1. Oh that's interesting. The usual creels used in the south of England (Cornwall/Devon) are round and not like these at all. Not that I know anything much about this sort of fishing!

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  4. Such a picturesque place and I love the simplicity of the road-naming. :-)

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    1. Yes - there's no ambiguity about the road signs here :-)

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  5. Beautiful photos! I love this little village....have never seen it but thanks to your photos I have the opportunity to. Thank you so much for sharing.

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    1. So glad I could share it with you :-)

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