Rapness Mill, a Puffin, a rainbow and the sunset

The Mill at Rapness is falling down.

Rapness Mill - The Hall of Einar - photograph (c) David Bailey (not the)

I’d love to help save it.

Red Campion grows around it:

Red Champion

And Sea Pinks grow on it:

Thrifty

And despite my love of rust and peeling paint, I’d hate to see such a magnificent building collapse further.

Rust and Peeling Paint

Walking past the Mill to the Castle o’ Burrian I can see a sneaky Puffin above:

Puffin - The Hall of Einar - photograph (c) David Bailey (not the)

I hadn’t realised that they nest inside the rocks of the cliffs as well as in earth burrows and abandoned rabbit burrows.

The weather turns, rain falls and an intense rainbow forms above the North Sea:

Rainbow - The Hall of Einar - photograph (c) David Bailey (not the)

As we walk back the suns sets behind Einar.

Sunset over Einar - The Hall of Einar - photograph (c) David Bailey (not the)

It’s been another memorable Westray evening.

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