More from Orkney

From Corrigall farm museum. smoking fish in the smoke from burning peat

peat and fish

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Orkney by bus

The Orkney island is a place with a lot of narrow roads. Therefore, I was a bit sceptical when we took our big bus all the way from Edinburgh and up. “We” was a group from friends who had met in CISV, a peace organisation working with children.
I did not have worried. The driver was very competent and manoeuvered the large ship into the smallest spaces.
In the first image everybody in the bus tries to get a glimpse of something happening in front of our vehicle. The second and third images were taken at Yesnaby, an outpost by the ocean, showing us that Orkney is not only flat pastures, but also has to fight storms from the west.
Se more about Yesnaby.

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Evening in Kirkwall

Kirkwall is not a swinging town in Orkney. The evenings are dark and quiet, no crowds in the streets. However, I go to Orkney for different reasons.
Nature is one. Folk music is another.
In the first picture Jerka from Sweden is on his way to the Reel. Inside atmosphere is so different than outside darkness and stillness.

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Brough of Birsay

Since I first showed you the image from Birsay on high tide, and my fellow travellers could not get across, here is a picture of the place at low tide. Also, here is an image of som very advanced house building, where they led warm water under the stone floors. That is more than I have today!
Read more about this place.

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Orkney

Take a good look at this picture from Orkney. Can you see what is going on and do you know where in Orkney the image is from?Orkney

Rain at the Italian Chapel

new orkney 7By the Churchill Barrier on Orkney.

Colours in Orkney

New Orkney 6Rusty fishing vessels can also be colourful!

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