The Neolithic Heart of Orkney – or – ‘The Procession’
We parked in the small car park by the Stromness reservoir, and walked up the track to the left, going gently uphill, looking back to a lovely view of the reservoir itself.
“Sunday 29th November dawned, with a clear sky and sunshine, so we thought to go somewhere – UP – where we could look about us, and clear our heads. It looked like a day for Rose Ness.”
here’s a good walk, from Stenness village. Take binoculars!
“Out from the house…….. and up the road again, turning left at the old telephone box, this time.”
“We look across to Gairsay, once the home of Viking Sweyn Asleifsson, from where he headed out, rampaging. “
“we thought we’d go to a beach, and decided on Inganess, near Kirkwall. “
“Strolling along the beach, towards the river, we came across a broon roond”
” I thought I’d take a Stroll Through Stromness. This mostly entailed looking down alley-ways to vistas of the sea, and up along the steep alley-ways of the homes of Stromness.”
“It was a sunny, breezy day, so we thought to avoid the cold East wind, by walking on the West coast – of South Ronaldsay. “