Thursday – grey yet welcoming
Sanday is one of the inhabited islands of Orkney that lies off the north coast of mainland Scotland. It is the third largest of the Orkney Islands and a couple of hours on the ferry.
We toured around, inland it is fertile there is much farming and is some commercial lobster fishing. We trudged the two or so miles to The Neolithic Quoyness chambered cairn. It is approximately 5,000 years old and is located on the shore side. In the afternoon it brightened up a bit and we enjoyed our lunch among some low sand dunes, looking out to sea.
|A thoughtfully curated crofter's cottage|
This is a place for shipwrecks due to Sanday’s low-lying topography. Those unfortunates provided the islanders with a steady supply of wood for building and fires! We saw the a more recent wreck, sunken WW1 U-boat submarine making its way out of Scapa Flow in 1919
|Our lunch spot|