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Atlantic Wave III - The Hall of Einar - photograph (c) David Bailey (not the)

Atlantic Wave

I love walking the west coast of Westray. On a beautiful day there’s no place like it. I’ve been enjoying getting to …

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

Heartwave

One August day, while walking the wild west coast of Westray I experienced the most marvellous Atlantic waves. The intense translucent turquoise …

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

Fire and water

I’m off on a trip to the far west of Madeira. There’s a lighthouse at Ponto do Pargo which sounds great. Firstly …

Sunset Westray - The Hall of Einar - photograph (c) David Bailey

Sunset over the waves

It’s sunset on Westray and I’ve abandoned the car on the grass and marched off to the sea. It’s magnificent in this …

Spray - The Hall of Einar - photograph (c) David Bailey

Splash!

The seas are magical here. There are exhilarating waves at the Knowe o’ Skea. Out on the skerries, the wary Shags gather, …

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

Rainbow waves

At the north end of Westray the Atlantic is unrestrained and waves crash into the coast making blowholes, sea caves and spectacular …

Frozen Moment - The Hall fo Einar - photograph (c) David Bailey (not the)

Frozen Moment

The sea on Westray is so clean and clear when the waves crash and it bubbles and foams in the air.

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.

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.

Love's Crashing Waves - photograph (c) David Bailey 2016

Love’s Crashing Waves

The sea spray at the Scaun on the northernmost coast of Westray is like tiny glistening jewels today.

The Wake

Watching the Wake

Looking back across the sea to mainland Orkney as the ferry journeys to Westray.