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the landscape of Westray

Early blue light - The Hall of Einar - photograph (c) David Bailey (not the)

Early blue light

I usually have no idea what the dawn is like. I’m sure that if you looked at the number of photographs I …

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

Busy building

Someone was busy building with stones on Mae Sands. Clever hands made this beautiful bottle-shaped construction.

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

Miniature rock stack

There’s a beautiful miniature rock stack on Westray. It’s slippery at dawn as I clamber down to the beach to see it.

Patterns in the sand - The Hall of Einar - photograph (c) David Bailey (not the)

Patterns in the sand

There are billions of tiny almost indistinguishable grains of sand yet together they can make the most wonderful patterns. We are all …

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 …

Noup Farm - photograph (c) David Bailey (not the)

The Bay of Noup

The Bay of Noup looks to have beautiful sand on this rocky and rugged coastline.

The Grip of Cleaton - photograph (c) David Bailey (not the)

The Grip of Cleaton

The history of Westray is told in two small volumes. One is its telephone directory, with its handful of names, many of …

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.

On a clear day - photograph (c) 2016 David Bailey (not the)

On a clear day

On a clear day in Westray you can see the Mainland. No, not the mainland of Scotland, but Orkney Mainland.

Sunset over Einar - The Hall of Einar - photograph (c) 2016 David Bailey (not the)

Westray Sunsets

Tonight we chased the sunset over Westray. First there was a walk along the Bay of Tafts. Then a view of high …

Sunset over Einar - photograph (c) 2016 David Bailey (not the)

Sunset over Einar

If I’m being pedantic, it’s actually sunset next to Einar, rather than sunset over Einar, but I’m hoping you’ll forgive me.

Miniature rock stack - photograph (c) 2016 David Bailey (not the)

A miniature rock stack

There’s a miniature rock stack on the east coast of Westray. It’s slippery as I make my way across the rocks to photograph it at dawn.