Category Archives: Orkney

The Last Days of Maes Howe

The rain hasn’t stopped for whole seasons crops don’t grow, the animals are sick. All are hungry and cold. There are squabbles and fights. The news goes round it’s agreed. The cairns must be closed up But what of those freshly dead? … Continue reading

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A Summer Visitor to Skara Brae

A Summer Visitor to Skara Brae Come in, come in out of the wind. Warm your self by the fire. Now tell us your news. We’ve fresh crab or wild boar let me sprinkle it with green herbs. Taste our … Continue reading

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Sunshine and Puffins

After the gales of last night the day dawned grey, cloudy and showery. But with some scrutinising of the weather forecast, and deciding to believe it, a trip to the Brough of Birsay was planned. Oh and a consult of the … Continue reading

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30 Days Wild Official Start Date

After the wild weather yesterday things had calmed down somewhat this morning. The day started sunny and clear with fine views across to a field where there were at least 4 hares foraging. I’ve never seen so many in one … Continue reading

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31st May Take Two

Never one to let the weather get the better of me after looking at the delicate artic terns in the lovely St Magnus Cathedral – Kirkwall it was time to head out into the weather. A trip to the Ring of … Continue reading

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Day 2 Very Wild Weather

Cape Wrath to Rattray Head including Orkney Strong winds are forecast 24 hour forecast: Wind Southeast 5 or 6, veering west or northwest 6 or 7, occasionally gale 8, backing south 4 or 5 later. Sea state Slight or moderate, … Continue reading

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30 Days Wild Plus A Few

So I’ve signed up for the Wildlife Trusts 30 Days Wild in June 2015 and thought I’d write a little blog. I’m starting a little bit early as really conveniently I happen to be travelling north all the way up … Continue reading

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