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Thursday 30 January 2020

Burra sound...

This stretch of water, Burra Sound, between Graemsay and Hoy can be quite treacherous due to tides and current. There are also a number of wrecks on the sea bed, ships that were deliberately sunk in WWII to help prevent submarines entering Scapa Flow, where the home fleet were anchored. Now the wrecks attract recreational divers from around the world. Stromness has several dive boats that are busy throughout the summer months.

The sun was bright when I took these photos - sorry about the glare! But it was lovely to see some sunshine as Orkney winters tend to include lots of grey skies...


  1. Yep, plenty of grey skies here in winter so as you say, 'tis lovely when the sun is showing its face. I do love the sky here, though ~ there just seems to be so much of it and the colours are often simply beautiful :)

  2. Greetings from Brazil again :) The grey skies are the best view for me. Hope you and Button are very well.

    1. Thank you for your good wishes! Hope all is well with you in Brazil. A fascinating country.