It's been a while since I blogged last. No specific reason, lost my blogging mojo, and motivation generally. The weather for May has been so disappointing! Cold, breezy, some rain, cold, grey, did I mention cold..... I have ventured out and about and met up with friends on the Orkney Mainland, but frankly with grey skies and cool temperatures (did I mention it was cold?) I wasn't inspired to take photographs. Ho Hum.... we are forecast better weather this next week and as I type the sun is finally shining. Yay!!!
In other news, Orkney is in Level 1 of covid restrictions so pubs, hotels, and most businesses (apart from night clubs and the like) are open. Only one case in Orkney for some weeks, and lots of folk have had their 2nd vaccinations so things are feeling more stable here. Though there is a bit of concern once more visitors arrive and of course many Orkney folk travel out of the county too. But there is cautious optimism about. I'm still being very cautious as, even though I have had 2 vaccinations, my lungs are fragile and I don't want to take too many risks.
Anyway back to Graemsay - the photo at the top of this post is by Charlie Groundwater who lives over in Stromness. He goes out for his daily walk and often has photos, using his telephoto lens, of Graemsay. This one is of Hoy High lighthouse, and the MV Graemsay ferry coming into the Graemsay pier. It's the 8.10 service, bringing the post (spot the red van), and also the school run taking children to school in Stromness.
These two photos of Graemsay were taken from a light aircraft heading off into the wide blue yonder but over Graemsay. Photos taken by John Ross Scott of Kirkwall.