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Dawn

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

Damp

In Orkney, when it’s damper inside than it is out you have a problem.

Streaming sunlight

Sunlight streaming

It’s 6:30am and sunlight is streaming into my bedroom through the curtain-less windows. The sun reflects liquid gold, joyfully and playfully on …

Silhouette

Silhouette

The sun is up, the sky is blue. The sun is up, the sky is blue, it’s beautiful and so are you. …

Dawn

Dawn

There’s a stunning ball of burning gas out there and the earth is tumbling around it. It’s dawn in Kirkwall.

Wandering

Wandering down The Shore

The sun is up and there’s an Otter entering the sea in Kirkwall. I wander down The Shore and see the pale golden sun appear.

Sleeping in my car

Sleeping in my car

Sleeping in my car overlooking Kirkwall bay – waking to watch the world turn.

Waders twitter

Waders twitter

Waders are twittering, a cockerel is crowing and I can just feel the warmth of the sun faintly on my face. It’s …

Rain on my window

Rain on my window

Rain on my window an hour before dawn with the amber lights of Kirkwall harbour across the water. There’s rain on my …

10 minutes after dawn

10 minutes after dawn

I’m up early because it’s dawn at 6:07 and I want to see the sun appear on the horizon. It’s ten minutes …

20 minutes before dawn

20 minutes before dawn

It’s light in my window and it’s not yet 6 am . The sky is bright and the walls reflect the early …

Rock Stacks

Dawn

I’m up before dawn to scramble along the rocky coast to see a miniature rock stack.