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

The social distancing walk

We’re in the middle of the South Devon countryside. It’s going dark. It’s been a pleasant walk but it’s getting a little …

Sunset - River Teign - The Hall of Einar - photograph (c) David Bailey (not the)

Sunset over the River Teign

It’s about time I got some exercise. I’ve been cooped up inside and eating more than is enjoyable. My son and I …

Madeira - The Hall of Einar

This Instagram life

It’s so beautiful here at Pico do Arieiro in Madeira that I can hardly be bothered to take photographs. I’m at 1,800m …

Sunset - Bovey Heath - The Hall of Einar - photograph (c) David Bailey (not the)

Sunset at Bovey Heathfield

I’ve finally managed to have a trip out to Bovey Heath. It’s a tiny remnant of the heathland which would have covered …

Amata moth - Matera - The Hall of Einar - photograph (c) David Bailey (not the)

Yellow belts

It’s the hour that the greyness comes, as the sun sets, shadows lengthen and a fading yellow band retreats below the horizon. …

Knowe o' Skea - The Hall of Einar - photograph (c) David Bailey (not the)

Westray from the Knowe o’ Skea

I love the walk from Mae Sands to the Knowe o’ Skea. It’s a magical place, where currents meet, the sea boils and where an Iron Age burial ground gives views out towards the island of Rousay.

Barbed wire sunset - The Hall of Einar - photograph (c) David Bailey (not the)

Barbed wire sunset

It’s only a small climb to the top of the field at Einar, but the view is so rewarding at this time …

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

Evening Puffin

A Puffin at the Castle o’ Burrian as the low evening sunlight streams through the grey clouds.

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

This light

The wall at the top of Einar looks beautiful in this light.

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 …

Fulmar at sunset - photograph (c) David Bailey (not the)

Fulmar at sunset

The sun is already half-way down past the horizon when this Fulmar flies past, lit up with glorious low golden light.

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 on the Ferry

Catching the late ferry

It’s Sunday so it’s the late ferry from Kirkwall to Westray tonight. It’ll be dark when we get there. I walk on …

Messages from the sun - photograph (c) 2016 David Bailey (not the)

Messages from the sun

It’s sunset on Westray and the sun is sending me burning orange messages, It is speaking to me. It is writing messages …

Sun

Sun

I’ve seen the sun rise, orange and luminous over the ocean from my bedroom window and now it’s time for me to see it set behind Fitty Hill. A glorious day.

Watching the world turn

Watching the world turn

There’s just time to wander down to Taftend on my bike to watch the sun set behind Fitty Hill.