“It’s the time of year for Snowdrops – and Binscarth Woods, near Finstown – is the place to see them!
” I had a plan – drive to the Stenness Stones – go to Barnhouse ‘village’, which we don’t often do these days.”
“On Christmas Day, 2019 , we went on the RSPB ‘Birdy Walk’ by Stenness Loch. “
“A path less trodden can be found by going through the Broch, and through a gate, to walk along the coast. “
“I know, it’s now spelt Houton – but, on an OS map of Orkney dated 1960, which we have pinned up on a door, it’s spelt Howton – and that’s how it’s pronounced – so, I’m going with that spelling.”
An OS map and good footwear are strongly advised for this expedition!
“Sunday morning, wondering where to go for a walk, needing to get out and about after a few days solid rain, and we went for it – The Sand of Essonquoy!”
“We’ve been to Rerwick many times, but it’s one of those places which you can return to again and again, and there’s always something different to notice.”
“Isn’t it odd, how a beach can change? And how memory can play tricks with you? “
“we took time to explore around the concrete honeycombs by the car park for the Burwick ferry, and I was fascinated by the shapes and the light and scenes caught through the shapes.”