Tuesday, 21 August 2018

Orkney '18 Saturday – settling in

The skies were every shade of Farrow and Ball grey as we taxied to the terminal building at Kirkwall Airport.

Hire car collected – check.
Tesco for our food stock-up  - check.
Tourist Office for tide times and to know when the big cruise ships would be in  - check.

All was good at the cottage as expected; we unpacked and ensured the wine was in the fridge, curry planned for supper.

Impromptu jaunt to Nistaben a small village beside Loch Harray. Rain did not keep my sketchbook or me in the car. Grey farms, stone homesteads, now deserted and swathed in nettles and grasses, all defiant against an unreasonable wind. 

We look out across the slate-grey loch, Windsor Blue at the water’s edge. Regaining the car we head home to put that curry on.

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