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Monday, 10 April 2017

Still in Stromness!

Due to a new laptop refusing to speak to my phone it has taken me a while to get the photos onto my blog!  So some photos from a couple of weeks ago!  Still around Stromness.  A wander towards the South end....

Above, one of my favourite houses undergoing renovation.

And just a bit further along the street, I love this old door.  What stories it could tell of the hands that had lifted the door knocker, or put a key in the lock.....

I'm not sure of the story of the Antlers Upon The Shed!

Down one of the piers, looking towards the small tidal islands of the Holms.

Another pier...

The winch at the end to haul boats up....

I love the way the outlines of these buildings are staggered along the shore....

And in the window of one of the shoreside houses - a model "Alps" railway!

And at the same house - a Teddy Bear looking out to sea!

Yes another private pier along the shore....

Looking over towards the house on the Holms - it's for sale!

And for one heartstopping moment I thought Button had followed me down the street!  But no, here is one of the many "Stromness cats" that are happy to come and say hallo.....


  1. Button must have a double! Are you shore she didn't sneaak out?

  2. I love your photos. From following your blog, I have the impression the Orkney Islands are a quiet place well off the beaten path, where life moves slowly, people know how to get by simply and enjoy a good party now and then, and occasionally the weather is quite exciting. I hope it never becomes a tourist haven, a place where wealthy people have summer homes and other lodging pops up all over for people to rent by the week. I hope to see these islands some day before I get too old!

  3. Great photos of Stromness. I love the teddy bear at the pier. Thanks for sharing.

  4. Your skies are so blue and laced with white clouds, very pretty, and the stone buildings are attractive. What a fun place to visit.

  5. Love all the pictures, so calm and serene.. would love to visit the place..

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