Coriolano 'Gino' Caprara - the Miracle of Camp 34 - photograph (c) 2016 David Bailey (not the)

The Miracle of Camp 34

I’m spending time with Coriolano ‘Gino’ Caparara. He’s now 96 and as smart and as funny as he ever was. He talks about his experiences as a prisoner of war held by the British in Orkney as if they were yesterday when “I learned English 70 years ago,” he says “And I never get chance use it.”



Bistort in flower in the garden at Einar.

Wheeling Steen Gallery, Westray, Orkney - photograph (c) 2016 David Bailey (not the)

Wheeling Steen

It’s a thrill to fly over Westray and see everything from a completely new perspective. I recognise the Wheeling Steen gallery below.

Groatie Buckies - photograph (c) 2016 David Bailey (not the)

Trivia – where three roads meet

The scientific name of the beautiful Groatie Buckie is Trivia arctica. It’s name comes from the Latin trivia, the plural of trivium …

Three Limpets - photograph (c) 2016 David Bailey (not the)

Limpets on the edge

These three limpets are living on the edge. Their shells have been buffeted and battered so much by stones carried by the …

Pebbles and Cobbles - photograph (c) 2016 by David Bailey (not the)

Pebbles, Cobbles and Boulders

I’ve always loved the Westray beach with “The really big pebbles.” I recently discovered that a pebble can’t be any bigger than …

Fulmar - photograph (c) 2016 David Bailey (not the)

Majestic Fulmar

Fulmars historically bred on the isolated island of St. Kilda. They spread into northern Scotland in the 19th century, and to the …