On Friday I had a friend visiting for the day. It was lovely to catch up on news and spend time together. The weather in the morning was unpromising with thick fog, but it cleared in the afternoon and in any case didn't stop us rootling about on the shore! So just a few photos of a visit to the coral beach.
Sun shining on the land just outside Stromness
Groatie buckies (UK 1p for size) - tiny cowrie shells, much prized (though not uncommon) in Orkney.
We had a replacement ferry on a couple of runs. This is a new to Orkney ferry and will be on service between Westray and Papay Westray, two of the more Northerly Orkney islands.