These photos were taken back in March. Fortunately Graemsay is looking a lot greener since with grass in the fields for the livestock at last!
Sailing out of Stromness harbour
Instead of heading straight home we will be going West via Hoy Low lighthouse on this trip....
Looking West - no worries we aren't going into those waves!
Into Burra Sound now. Hoy Low light peering over the top of the shoreline.
Crofts on Graemsay
Currents meet here giving a whirlpool effect. This can be a challenging bit of water to cross if you are in a small boat! The ferry has not problem as long as it sticks to a narrow channel through and misses various wrecks that lie at the bottom. Formerly part of WWII defences of Scapa Flow. Now used for recreational diving.
These are the remains of 3 gun batteries and camps from WWII that guarded the entrance to Scapa Flow. This one is on Hoy, the others were on Graemsay and Stromness.
One of the farms on Hoy