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Sunday, 10 October 2021



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

The sea was so calm, the seaweed just gently swaying back and forth in the ripples of the tide.

One of the mooring rings on the old lighthouse pier.

Treasures from the shore....

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.

Saturday, 9 October 2021

October already!


Photo by Peter Shearer, from a light aircraft over Graemsay.  Love this picture.  The hills of Hoy in the background.

Hoping to catch up with some blogging soonest... no idea where the time goes....