|Photo by Graham Campbell|
Sandside sale completed last week. A bittersweet moment but I know the new folk will make excellent custodians to take the house through to the future.
So now I feel ok to talk about my next home - soon to complete on a wee house on the Orkney Mainland parish of Deerness. Deerness itself is a peninsular joined by an isthmus so I'm *nearly* on a small island. The house has history too, being a former Coastguard shed converted and extended about 15 years ago. And yes it has a sea view and is near some of the best beaches in Orkney. Wonderful for bird watching, seals etc. There is even a lighthouse on the horizon. Deerness has lots of history too. A small shop AND a gin distillery!
I'm really excited about my new home and once it is truly mine (later this month) I will post more photos of the environs. Meanwhile here are a few photos around Deerness.
Photo above is of the isthmus and in the distance is the uninhabited island of Copinsay. The water in the foreground is St Peter's Pool, which faces West. Wonderful mud flats when the tide is out so lots of waders to watch. On the other side of the isthmus (I love that word...) is a wild and rugged coast. Wonderful waves, great surf.
There's a sailing club in Deerness with a small place for the public to park with picnic benches etc. And a slipway and walk along Newark Bay....
So I hope you stay with me on my next adventure!