takes you to Windwick, a lovely bay, a gorgeous little stack I call the 'miniman of Hoy' (even though we're on South Ronaldsay), and an impressive clifftop walk...
It was an easy walk to the promontory next to the stack, from where we were able to enjoy this view of the 200ft cliffs:
They were alive with nesting seabirds, like this nestling gull
and better still, this puffin standing guard over his nest
By the way, Windwick Bay is equally impressive, but rather different in winter. Here's a picture from December 31st last year:
I was parking in Kirkwall the other day in a pay-and-display car park and, while manipulating the sticky ticket to put it up in my windscreen, was a bit surprised to find that our traffic wardens obviously take their job very seriously indeed (while offenders are clearly risking life and limb).
This is what it said on the back of my ticket:
I breathed a sigh of relief when I moved my finger and found that I wasn't being threatened with my life for overstaying my alloted time, but rather invited to use a seat belt.
I like to take photos and am fond of clichés - so I'll say I find them to be worth a thousand words.