Sunday, 14 August 2016

Orkney Sunday

Lovely Skail especially the sweep of sand

Day 2 
A languid start to the day and we drive towards the Ring of Brodgar and discover a chapel, lonely lovely with a view across the lochs. Hot sun. Passing Bridger’s ring, there are hoards of coaches.  We made lunch on the beach at Skail Bay and avoided Skara Brae for it was overrun by with a huge party from a cruise ship in Kirkwall.

Skail Beach, warm and peaceful.  Northwards we intended to go to Birsay. However we were distracted by the discovery of some extensive ruins of a disused Airfield, HMS Tern.

A spectacular tramp around modern archaeology. Rain in Birsay when we arrived so left it for another day. 

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