Thursday, 13 August 2015

Orkney landscape

The Orkney landscape is beautiful - green fields, gently rounded heather-covered hills and views of water everywhere you turn. The islands are small so the sea and the coast are never far away - lovely little bays and fjord-like fingers of tidal water edged with acid green seaweeds. Inland, there are dozens of small lochs reeded and brilliant blue when the sun shines.



There are lovely views across the harbours and small towns, in this case of Stromness on the western side of the Msinland.


And lots of ruins ...


of which more, much more, later ...




4 comments:

  1. The idea of having water in every view is delightful.

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    1. It is a delight, though everyone tells us how lucky we've been to see the islands in sunshine. This, I believe has been the worst summer for 20 years and we've had almost no rain so far. Tomorrow, though, could be different.

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  2. I've thoroughly enjoyed your trip to Scotland! Thanks for posting such lovely photos. x

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    1. These islands are beautiful and the community is fascinating. There are art galleries galore and painters, potters, textile artists and weavers, doing interesting work to fill them. I've been having a ball!

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