Rackwick, Hoy – Just a small sample of the colourful, pleasingly rounded stones
“Found on an Orkney beach “
“It might tempt you, to read it too”
“we decided to go for an airing rather than a big walk.”
“This book has introduced me to a whole new set of places that I want to visit, and some ideas which I hadn’t come across before.”
The Ring of Brodgar in Orkney looks impressive at any time but even more so when it is covered in a layer of snow.
“During the Han dynasty in 132 CE, polymath Zhang Heng invented an ‘instrument for measuring the seasonal winds and the movements of the Earth’ (Houfeng Didong Yi, for short): the first seismometer. “
“All over the world, through time – people have carved images of things which matter to them – often in places which matter to them. “
This amazing woman left behind not just the fond memories of those who knew her but stored inside her garage is an outstanding geological collection.
“A neighbour told me that one of the Orkney Stoney Snakes, has slithered its way to the sea-wall at the Bay of Hinderayre.”