Definitely take a map!
you get some wonderful views of the position of the Eagle Cairn in relation to the landscape around it, and of the Pentland Skerries, with their lighthouse.
“A fine day in December – the wind wasn’t howling, the rain wasn’t lashing, so we decided to go for it. We parked at the ferry terminal and headed round behind the concrete blocks .
“St. Michael’s Church, Harray, is built on a Broch! As in, yer actual Iron Age broch. “
we drove down to South Ronaldsay, and parked in the car park of the Kirk at Kirkhouse.
“The man I spoke with on that evening was very knowledgeable, and was keen to share and discuss his knowledge. And yet, when speaking with me, he was just – himself.”
“It was a sunny, breezy day, so we thought to avoid the cold East wind, by walking on the West coast – of South Ronaldsay. “
Mike and I are walking the South Ronaldsay East Coast paths. As I’m a bit of a knackered old person, we’re doing them in short-ish stages – bit by bit.