A short walk back in time.
During the years of World War 2 Woodwick House, Evie with its wonderful garden was put to valuable use as a rest home for servicemen – Toc H, Pilgrim House.
“Though at the time, we didn’t know that it was. “
“In the north east corner of the small windswept cemetery at Evie, some 6 miles north west of Kirkwall, Orkney is a rather weathered lichen covered headstone embossed with the emblem of the Royal Flying Corps. “
“A path less trodden can be found by going through the Broch, and through a gate, to walk along the coast. “
“There’s not a lot to say about them – except – I have never seen so many jellyfish in one place, at a time!”
“We hadn’t been to these Moors for years….”
“We were thinking of where to go – not too far – and we settled on Evie Sands (aka Aikerness Beach).”
swirling water below a waterfall, Woodwick Burn
Bernie Bell describes her visits to two of Orkney’s fine old houses