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Noup Head Lighthouse

Noup Head Lighthouse stands magnificent and alone on the cliffs; a brilliant shining warning of the skerries below.

Noup Head Lighthouse - The Hall of Einar - photograph (c) David Bailey (not the)

Lighthouse shadows

I had an enjoyable time flying a drone this summer. I only set it up a few times, as I had to …

Thistle at Noup - The Hall of Einar - photograph (c) David Bailey (not the)

Noup in the mist

Noup Head lighthouse isn’t visible until we’re almost on top of it. There’s dew on the grass and on the purple flowers …

Noup Head Lighthouse in the Mist

Misty Noup

It’s a grey afternoon as I set out to cycle to Noup Head. I can’t tell you how many miles it is …

Noup Head Panorama

Noup Head Panorama

Noup Head is my destination by bicycle today, as it was yesterday. The crushed stone path is so rough that my bicycle …

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

Scenes from the sea

It’s all about perspective. Looking at familiar scenes from a different place always makes you think more deeply about them. Similarly, seeing …

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

In salutem omnium

Noup Head lighthouse is a major feature of the coast of Westray. Planned in 1895, it was announced in Parliament because, “Her …

Whether the Weather

Whether the Weather

I’m looking at Noltland Castle, with a stunning backdrop of fluffy white clouds on a jaw-droppingly beautiful day. As I walk towards …

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

The Three Ravens

Ravens are large and impressive birds. I’m at Noup Head, the lighthouse on Westray, when I see three of them arrive. “They …

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

Theft, Lies and Instagram

Have you ever been robbed? It’s a horrible feeling. My family was burgled when I was a child. We were on holiday …

The top 10 reasons you shouldn't visit Westray - from theHALLofEINAR.com

The top 10 reasons you shouldn’t visit Westray

Friends and relatives often ask me whether Westray is a good place to visit and my answer is always very clear. “No,” I say. “I wouldn’t recommend it.” Here then are my top ten reasons why you should never visit Westray.