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Monday, 18 July 2011

The tall ship "Gulden Leuuw"

Here's some photos of the tall ship "Gulden Leuuw" arriving in Stromness, above sailing past Hoy High Lighthouse, and below sailing past *my* house.  The photos were kindly provided by Iain Ashman (copyright). I didn't get any photos of the ships in sail so was delighted to receive these, especially as they have Graemsay in the background!

In the photo above you can see a traditional Orkney yole sailing in ahead of the tall ship. The yole is the "Graemsa" and sailed by Maurice Davidson who has Graemsay connections. Many island folk would have owned a yole and the boat nousts are still around the island. I'll post more about the yoles later. At the moment I'm too excited about the tall ships!! Lots more photos to follow and will post them over the next few days.

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