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Monday, 1 January 2018

Happy New Year!

Here we are at the start of a brand new year.  I wonder what it will bring us?  Here's to adventures.

It was a lovely morning with no wind.  A chilly 4 degrees C (40F) but pleasant enough if well wrapped up! I have family in New York City where it has been -14 C so I'm not complaining!

Anyway - the usual shots around the house today......

A rainbow! And Hoy High lighthouse of course.

Look carefully - it's a full rainbow

And the other end - looking towards Stromness

The girls having their first breakfast of 2018.

Charlie, the barn cat.  He is a very shy boy but posed for a nano second to have his photo taken today!

Looking towards the Hoy Hills - they have lost most of their snow....

What is that light in the sky. Oh wait! It's the sun!  We've had lots of very grey skies lately so it is a joy to see the sun even for a wee moment!

And the clouds are beautiful too of course

May 2018 bring you good times,


  1. Happy New Year for you up there from me down here, Sian. All he best for you and lady Button and ... keep posting !

  2. Happy New Year! Thank you for sharing your beautiful pictures and wonderful tales; they inspire travel! Ellen in Oregon, USA

  3. Charlie is a handsome fellow!

  4. Happy New Year! I love to read about your beautiful part of the world and see your photos.
    Andrea in Minnesota

  5. Happy new year. Looking forward to another year of photos from your beautiful homeland

  6. Hello, Happy new year from Brazil!
    I wish all the best adventures for you this year. Thank for sharing your adventures with us, it has been amazing to see more about that small island :)