Saturday 7 April 2012
I saw a ship come sailing in....
....to completely mis-quote an old English Christmas Carol, but I did only see one... The "Gulden Leeuw" is back in Orkney this Easter and sailing into and out of Stromness over the weekend. Folk can go for a sail but I'm contenting myself with watching it from the shore. It is a beautiful vessel. These photos were taken by Irene of Breckan on Graemsay. She had a better view and better camera than I did! Though the weather is a bit grey and dreary today, at least it's not too windy or raining! Above is the ship sailing past Hoy Low lighthouse.
The Gulden Leeuw was one of the ships that were here last Summer for the Tall Ships Race and it's lovely to see her back again. Some pictures from that time are here and here and finally here!
Below - coming out of Stromness. As you can see farmers are busy ploughing fields now Spring is here and the land has dried out a bit.
A close up as it sails past the Point of Ness campsite outside Stromness.
And sailing past the golf course with the town in the background.
Note: And YES! I have heating!!! Oooh the joy!! Though I went a bit OTT (over the top) and needed to open a window today as it was too warm indoors....