Footprints Across Scotland

Why not make a few of your own!

30th July to 9th August 2010

10 days exploring Orkney Mainland and Sanday



Taking the Thursday evening ferry to Kirkwall I embarked on my return trip to the Northern Isles. I decided to start my trip were I had finished off last year. Itís a relatively short cycle ride from the ferry terminal to Picaquoy campsite and although approaching midnight it was far from being completely dark. The site was pretty full but I found a suitable spot and quickly had the tent up. After a quick wash it was time to hit the sack. I awoke early to a rather grey day but only light winds which made a change from the persistent strong gales that accompanied my previous visit. After breakfast it was time to pack up and move out. My intention was to spend the first few days on Mainland Orkney before heading off to explore some of the islands. I headed out of Kirkwall on the Stromness road along Bay of Firth and into Finstown.

to be continued (completed)!!!

Stones of Stenness












Stones of Stenness

Ring of Brodgar - Wild flower meadow












Ring of Brodgar - Wild flower meadow

Flower of Scotland





































Flower of Scotland

Marwick Head





































Marwick Head

Birsay Seals












Birsay Seals

Fisherman's Hut - Skibgeo, Birsay












Fisherman's Hut - Skibgeo

Whale Bone - Skibgeo, Birsay












Whale Bone - Skibgeo, Birsay

Rousay from the Sands of Evie












Rousay from the Sands of Evie

Whitemill Bay












Whitemill Bay

Coast line near Helliehow












Coast line near Helliehow

Dunes Seperating Cata Sand and Bay of Newark












Dunes Seperating Cata Sand and Bay of Newark

Tresness












Tresness

Bay of Lopness












Bay of Lopness

Scuthvie Bay












Scuthvie Bay

Start Point Lighthouse












Start Point Lighthouse

Grey Seal - Toftsness












Grey Seal - Toftsness

Start Point from Scuthvie Bay












Start Point from Scuthvie Bay

Quoyness Chambered Cairn












Quoyness Chambered Cairn

Backaskail Bay












Backaskail Bay

Backaskail Bay












Backaskail Bay

Bay of Newark












Bay of Newark

Scapa Bay












Scapa Bay

Waulkmill Bay












Waulkmill Bay

Loch of Kirkbister












Loch of Kirkbister

Ring of Brodgar












Ring of Brodgar

Italian Chapel - Lamb Holm












Italian Chapel - Lamb Holm

Mull Head












Mull Head

Brough of Deerness












Brough of Deerness

The Douche - Salt Water Shower - Shapinsay












The Douche - Salt Water Shower - Shapinsay

The Douche - Salt Water Shower - Shapinsay





































The Douche - Salt Water Shower - Shapinsay



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