In Latin, that’s ‘Boreas domus, mare amicus’. It’s the motto of Orkney.
Isn’t the sea amazing?
It’s the power and the fragility, the permanence and the transience, the intensity of the colour and the monotony of the monochrome, which gets me every time.
The sea can be a friend, but only to the wary.
Splash! The seas are magical here. There are exhilarating waves at the Knowe o' Skea. Out on the skerries, the wary… read more Rainbow waves At the north end of Westray the Atlantic is unrestrained and waves crash into the coast making blowholes, sea caves… read more Frozen Moment The sea on Westray is so clean and clear when the waves crash and it bubbles and foams in the… read more