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Saturday 7 February 2009

Winter Wonderland!

(Photo: Left is Hoy, right is Graemsay - optical illusion that they are almost touching!)

After a week of lots of sleety-rainy-haily stuff we get the real deal with overnight snow. I was staying in Stromness last night as it was our monthly film club night and laid in bed watching snow falling on the town reflected in the street lights. It was so pretty! This morning snow is still around though I was impressed to see the snow plough had been through the main street in Stromness, and I followed the gritter down the road.

I bought a few essential supplies and headed for the 9.30am boat home. The weekend boat goes via Hoy so I had a chance to take some snaps of snow on the Hoy Hills. Graemsay doesn't have that much snow, though the road was home from the pier did have a covering of snow which had frozen and that made driving - er - interesting.

More words later but for now will leave you with some images of Orkney in the snow! (click on the picture to see a larger image)


  1. I must tell you how much I'm enjoying your new camera. Keep it up!

  2. I love all the photos, too, Sian. Thanks.

  3. Glad you are enjoying the photos! I'm having fun too. I've just got Photoshop so am learning how to "cheat" too, as some would say. "Be creative" is what *I* would say....LOL!

  4. I've never been to Orkney, though have always wanted to ... perhaps on my next trip over.

    Keep practicing with your camera, love the photos.

  5. VioletSky - well you must come and visit Graemsay if you do get to Orkney!