Yesterday was bright and lovely. Son and I rode into town on our bikes, aiming to hit a film at the Pickaquoy after lightfall and before that explore some more places where the road ends and views begin. For that day, we had picked two possibilities from the OS Landranger – Car Ness, the peninsula sticking out East of Kirkwall and Inganess Bay. Car Ness was a failure for us when we reached a 'Private' sign and a gate with the road continuing beyond. Since that put paid to that idea, we turned round and roared off to Inganess Bay and the Sands of Wideford, a road-end where we struck gold. in the form of a beautiful beach, bay and romantic wreck.
The limpid water of the wide bay and its decorative rusting wreck made for a perfect view for our picnic.
Here is the map for the failed Car Ness jaunt
and here is the way to the Sands of Wideford
PS – on no account go to see the film Arrival. It's turgid, sub-moronic dross. Still, we only went after dark, so it can't be said we lost time enjoying views.
I like to take photos and am fond of clichés - so I'll say I find them to be worth a thousand words.