Everyone knows the Standing Stones of Stenness, but far fewer have met the Drowning Stones of Tankerness
(I confess that I've just invented that last name, but take a look)
Everyone coming to Orkney wants to – and get to – see the Standing Stones. And lovely they are too!
Far fewer go to see their lowly, but sympathetic, cousins stuck out in Mill Sand in Tankerness. But there is something sweet about them.
Seas have risen and these poor things now barely get to keep their heads above water at high tide.
And here they are at low tide
A short drive to Tankerness is very worthwhile. I also like the Iron Age village of Mine Howe on the same road. And there is a new plus this year: Sheila Fleet, one of Orkney's great jewellers,has her workshop (and a shop) there, to which she has now added a very pretty eating place in an old kirk.
(not my photo)
Check it out here
I like to take photos and am fond of clichés - so I'll say I find them to be worth a thousand words.