Comments Keep up with comments here: Rebecca on Flying PuffinsNo puffins. Great archaeology . Waved to you as we flew over Westray on the way home. My friends: Who are you waving to? Me: Dave in the old school house. My friends: We didn't realise that you knew anyone on Westray. Me: I don't. My friends: Okaaay......? the HALL of EINAR on Flying PuffinsThanks Rebecca - that's great. I hope you have a wonderful time there and that a Puffin puts in an appearance for you. Rebecca on Flying PuffinsBeautiful. We are off to Papa Westray on the plane this afternoon. I might see some puffins?? If not, the Knap of Howe will suffice! the HALL of EINAR on Fattie CuttiesI can just imagine them now Maggie... it's time for a cup of tea, I think. the HALL of EINAR on Guess the Yoghurt FlavourThanks very much Lois - it's a pleasure to have your company here. the HALL of EINAR on Fattie CuttiesYes, I find the best time to eat them is before meals, after meals and between meals ;) loiswakeman on Guess the Yoghurt FlavourCame to your blog via beachcombing on FB and slaters - glad I did. Your writing style and subject matters are very engaging :) Rebecca on Fattie CuttiesYum. Have just eaten a cooked breakfast but I could still fit one or two of those in. Maggie Shearer on Fattie CuttiesOh I loved fattie cuties baked by Auntie Jessie Harcus before we left on the St Magnus home!! the HALL of EINAR on Rapness Mill, a Puffin, a rainbow and the sunsetThanks very much Beth - much appreciated! Beth on Rapness Mill, a Puffin, a rainbow and the sunsetReally enjoying your blogs...from Birsay. the HALL of EINAR on Blonde BombshellThanks so much Edward - I hope you have a wonderful trip! Edward Zapletal on Blonde BombshellI can hardly wait! My wife and are I are traveling to the Orkney Islands in early September to visit her ancestral homeland for the first time. Although we won't be visiting Westray... I sure wish that we were after reading your colourful, educational and thought-provoking posts! the HALL of EINAR on Rock Pipit, Meadow Pipit, Rock PipitThanks very much David - much appreciated. They have bags of attitude and character don't they? David Clegg on Rock Pipit, Meadow Pipit, Rock PipitEnjoying your posts very much. We have a fair old number of Meadow Pipits round these parts, they are a favourite of mine. Your pic of the one on the angelica is a belter ! the HALL of EINAR on Flagstones and SlatersYes I think the change in scale from the tiny woodlice we're used to makes them slightly unnerving. They'd make very good Dr Who monsters scaled up even further. Especially waving those antennae! Christine Keay on Flagstones and SlatersHave on,y ever seen one of these creatures once and it freaked me out! Was parking my car late at night and as I opened the back gates, about 6 metres up from the beach, there it was, it seemed huge. the HALL of EINAR on Technical PuffinsYes, something I've had to live with before :) Rebecca on Technical PuffinsNow you're just rubbing salt in my puffin envy wounds, David. Maggie Shearer on The top 10 reasons you shouldn’t visit WestrayWestray is Queen of the Isles by far !! the HALL of EINAR on Up, across or down?Many thanks Diane. I'm glad you're enjoying visiting here. Your beach sounds idyllic. Diane Head, Kapiti, NZ on Up, across or down?Thank you so much for your delightful blogs, which I am enjoying immensely. I love your bird photographs. I live by a very different coast, a long sandy beach which I walk every day, with high hills not far away to give the contrast. I visited Orkney two years ago, but obviously missed the best part by not visiting Westray! Diane the HALL of EINAR on Prancing PuffinsYes, I recognise Puffin envy. It's a difficult one to deal with. It's all about picking the right time of year and right place. They can be a nightmare to photograph otherwise. Rebecca on Prancing PuffinsDavid, I was feeling pretty happy with my photo of two puffins at Sumburgh Head. First puffins I had ever seen in real life. If you squinted hard enough and used a peerie bit of imagination, you could tell they were puffins in the photo. Yep, pretty happy indeed ...... until I saw your photos of puffins!! Grrrr. Now I have puffin envy! the HALL of EINAR on Up, across or down?Yes, the coastline was a massive part of my childhood experience. I went to Blackpool Pleasure Beach and visited Lytham St Annes too but the highlights for me were definitely Teignmouth and Shaldon in South Devon and Abersoch in North Wales. They were brilliant places to explore and lived up to the nature guidebooks I had. Now I'm thrilled to have a chance to explore Orkney. I'm glad it excites you too!