Now you can buy your postcards of South Ronaldsay before even coming here and post them from your favourite post box back at home (or bring them with you to pop into the post here and get a St Margaret's Hope postmark, or even, now that you have the postcards, cancel your trip and booking at the Creel and save yourself a pretty penny). I have just made a series of 10 postcards of South Ronaldsay. These can now be bought at the Creel or at The Old Trading Post (and post office) just around the corner from us.
If you would like to buy the set (£9 -UK, £11.25 Rest of World including p&p), please email the Creel (click here) and with the name and address you would like them sent to. We will send you an invoice that can be paid by the click of a credit card and then post to the address you have given.
Saint Margaret's Hope
Our local church/cemetary on the far side of the island with the North Sea beyond
A calm sunset one day just outside the Creel
View from the old battery at Hoxa, guarding the entrance to Scapa Flow. (The Pentalina takes a risk as it passes here 6 times a day as it crosses from here to Gill's Bay in Scotland.)
And here she is, seen from Hoxa too, but further up the Flow and safely past the battery
The Altar, near Herston. Three and a half miles by car then two muddy fields and a slightly hairy clifftop walk away from the Creel.
The Hope basking on a fine summer's day
Tomison's Academy (going to ruin) in the South Parish and a fine Orkney sky
The Sands of Wright, 2 miles from here. Some brave folk swim here (but not me).
A stormy winter's day at Windwick (5 miles away. I went to take a foul weather pick during a raging storm with sheeting rain/hail but the sun came out when I arrived!
I like to take photos and am fond of clichés - so I'll say I find them to be worth a thousand words.