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Seaweed on the Shore - The Hall of Einar - photograph (c) David Bailey (not the)

Seaweed on the shore

All it needs is a little rough weather and the beach at Grobust is filled with beautiful seaweed.

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

Alive

The fact that I’m alive is so incredibly unlikely. To be here now, to witness the Earth turning around the Sun, is a privilege.

The bit in-between - The Hall of Einar - photograph (c) David Bailey (not the)

The bit in-between

Winter days on Westray are very much like the short flight between Westray and Papa Westray. The flight is the shortest scheduled …

Stormy sunset at Grobust - The Hall of Einar - photograph (c) 2016 David Bailey (not the)

Stormy sunset on Westray

Walking down to Grobust beach from the tiny car park I’m suddenly aware of how dramatic the sky has become. There’s such …

Jackson Pollock - photograph (c) 2016 David Bailey (not the)

Jackson Pollock

The sea spray at Grobust has an abstract expressionist moment, frozen at 1/1,600th of a second.

The Knowe of Queen o' Howe

Grassy Knoll

On Westray, if there’s a lump in a field, it’s either rubbish dumped by a farmer or an incredibly precious and very …

Sand-between-the-toes

Sand-between-the-toes

When the sun shines on Grobust beach, it’s time to do what AA Milne described and get sand between the toes. When …

Potentilla

Potent potentilla

The Potentilla is spreading with beautiful vigorous red runners over the shell sand at Grobust.

Westray Wife

Second place is nowhere

The most important archaeological find of last year was found on the remote Orkney island of Westray; or at least it was …

Sunset over Grobust

Sunset over Grobust #2

Grobust is a place I could (and do) go back to again and again. Being up before dawn and going to bed …

Sunset over Grobust

Sunset over Grobust #4

For a grey, windy, desolate place of long winter nights Westray really knows how to do spectacular natural sights.