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August 2013

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Chris

Ippykak rehearsal

Tomorrow’s the big night – Westray Connections Music Festival! There’s just time for an hour of band rehearsals in the Hall. New …

Whaup

Whaup

Curlews are called Whaups in Orkney and there are thousands of them here all year round. They’re our biggest wading bird and …

Rust at Rapness - photograph (c) 2016 David Bailey (not the)
Rust at Rapness - photograph (c) 2016 David Bailey (not the)
Rust at Rapness - photograph (c) 2016 David Bailey (not the)

Rust at Rapness

The iron sheets holding the concrete protection for the Orkney Ferries terminal at Rapness are beautiful in this light.

Mushrooms in Pierowall
Mushrooms in Pierowall
Mushrooms in Pierowall

Pierowall Fungi

There’s a small patch of grass in Pierowall towards Gill Pier which is full of tiny fungi. They’re delicate, vibrant and rare.

Tatties and Cabbage

Putting the world to rights

Beer, football, conversation, soup, bread, cheese and putting the world to rights. A lovely evening, topped off with a gift of tatties …

Waxcaps
Waxcaps
Waxcaps

Waxcaps

On Fitty Hill I’m surprised to find a wonderful collection of Waxcaps. These fungi are classic inhabitants of poor, unimproved grassland and …

Devil's-Bit Scabious

Devil’s-Bit Scabious

The slopes of Fitty Hill are alive with flowers and the glorious lilac of Devil’s-Bit Scabious waves in the light breeze. There …

Pulling A Pollock

Pulling a Pollock

It’s a misty morning so our fishing trip gets delayed from its planned 7am start. By mid morning, though, it’s beautifully bright …

Going fishing in the Atlantic in a canoe. Just sharpening my knife in case of Orcas. → 25 August, 2013

Einar in Fog

Fog

It’s foggy this morning. A grey blanket covers the fields around Einar.

Sunshine is delicious, rain is refreshing, wind braces us up, snow is exhilarating; there is really no such thing as bad weather, only different kinds of good weather.

→ 25 August, 2013

Prizewinning vegetables
Prizewinning vegetables
Prizewinning vegetables

Prizewinning vegetables

What I say is that, if a fellow really likes potatoes, he must be a pretty decent sort of fellow. – A. A. Milne

Orkney Skies

Orkney skies

The sky in Westray is wonderful on many occasions. There’s something awe-inspiring about the 360 degree view, the clarity of the atmosphere …

Animal from Vegetables
Animal from Vegetables
Animal from Vegetables

The best Animal from Vegetables

The best ‘Section 10 – Animal from Vegetables’ entries at the Westray Industrial Show 2013. Classic :) I just love the giraffe …

Spiral heart

Westray Junior High

The playground in the School has wonderful spray-painted decoration. That’s where I’m heading now, because it’s time for the Westray Industrial Show.

Mermaid's Purse

A Mermaid’s Purse

A stroll down the beach this morning and we find a Mermaid’s Purse; the egg capsule of a Dogfish. The tendrils are …