Monday, 15 August 2016

Orkney and North Ronaldsay

Across the island, facinating former dewellings

A deserted harbour

The wonderful sheep on North Ronaldsay


Day 3 

To the island of North Ronaldsay, the most northerly island in this glass bead collection. The flight lasted 15 minutes, aside from the pilot had the best seats. A flat landscape peppered with farms and the occasional deserted dwelling. The latter being a great inspiration to paint.


The high spot of the adventure: Sandra, who runs the local Post Office and appears to own a quarter of the UK in property including places in Indonesia. From her we brought delightful silver bracelets made by her and her husband. Also bought (made by Sandra) a hat for Sian to keep out the fierce winds. Sun all day. Bicycle hire was good, and we covered the ground. Before the flight home (we the only people on the flight back – apart from the pilot.