Monday 14 January 2019
Out and about....
Last week I remembered to take my camera when on a run out round Graemsay. Here are a few photos from that day. It was a very grey day which isn't the best for photos but I do like to show Graemsay throughout the year. It's not all sunshine. Hee hee!
Above is the croft of Dean with Ward Hill on Hoy in the background.... The South side of the island has a very different feel with Ward Hill looming up quite dramatically.
There is a lot of heathland on Graemsay. No peat though.....
Apparently Graemsay folk had peat cutting rights somewhere on Hoy in years gone past. It would have been the main fuel for the fires to keep homes warm. Not much wood around as very few trees, so cutting peat would have formed part of the yearly cycle.
Another croft now, looking towards Stromness.
And further along the Graemsay road takes us West. This looks across Burra Sound towards the greener pastures on Hoy.
Though there seems to have been a land slip in the last few years on the slopes of the Hoy hills. You can see conifer woodland on the green slope of Hoy. These are (I think) part of Forestry Commission woodlands.
And this photo looks towards Moaness on Hoy, where our ferry sails to (Stromness-Graemsay-Moaness, or sometimes Stromness-Moaness-Graemsay depending on time of day!)