Hmmm bit of a delay posting the return journey from a week or so ago. Motivation deserted me, something familiar to many folk in these strange times I'm sure. Anyway got round to it eventually! In Covid news - a few more cases recently in Orkney. Largely those coming back to the islands (workers) and their contacts. So as yet no real community spread. Vaccinations are continuing with most over 80s vaccinated and the over 70's will start shortly. Vaccinations centres will be in Kirkwall, Stromness and a couple of other parishes. Those on the isles have resident gps/nurses who will vaccinate residents. We don't have any health professionals on the island but something will be sorted so that we can hopefully have our vaccines here rather than travelling for them! Hope everyone is well and safe.
Right - photos.... above leaving the Hoy pier.....
Sailing to Burra Sound via Hoy Low lighthouse, the other lighthouse on Graemsay.
You can see the silhouette of the WWII camp along the shore. This made up part of the defence to Scapa Flow, with a camp on Hoy, one here and another much larger one over on the outskirts of Stromness.