How the week just flew! (Monday – Saturday 2 Part 1)

We went away from Monday to Wednesday as planned. Since then it has been a case of recovery and DIY. The door to the porch is fitted and so is our bedroom window. One door and three windows remain to be done. All that is very boring, so how about a little summary of the trip?

Here’s the map

 

We were up and about at 6 o’clock on Monday morning, and got away in plenty of time for the 8am ferry.

Brunhilde on the ferry from Sanday to mainland Orkney
Brunhilde on the ferry from Sanday to mainland Orkney

It was a day of brilliant sunshine, with no wind. The sea was glassy and hundreds of jellyfish were clearly visible below the surface of the water. We also saw two Bonxies scrapping with a couple of Fulmars over a fish, a porpoise and a seal. No whales, alas.

Sea like glass
Sea like glass

Look at it – fabulous, eh? We were told that elsewhere in the UK, there was a Bank Holiday attended by the usual Bank Holiday weather. Oh, how we laughed. Smug? Oh, yes.

Dogs were exercised and then we went shopping for food supplies and camping necessities… you know, beer, can openers, tea towels, rolls and bacon…

After a fish and chip lunch we called in to see how the car was progressing at the garage and then we set off for the Bay of Skaill…

Bay of Skaill - with people!
Bay of Skaill – with people!

… where we met the, to us, unusual sight of people on the beach.

Luckily there was still plenty of room for dogs to stretch their legs.

We parked the dogs in the van and walked up to the little restored church – St Peter’s Kirk.

St Peter's Kirk
St Peter’s Kirk

I did my usual thing, wandering around with the camera and taking lots of photos of headstones and memorial figures.

angelic

After tea we played with the dogs again

Bay of Skaill again
Bay of Skaill again

Or at least, Mr L played with dogs and I played with camera.

and Bay of Skaill yet again
and Bay of Skaill yet again

We put the dogs to bed and went out onto the beach to watch the sun go down

it was beautiful
it was beautiful
and it was tranquil
and it was tranquil
and really peaceful if you don't count the biting midges
and really peaceful if you don’t count the biting midges

 

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