We ride all year, but spring does bring some lovely days for biking. Yesterday was just such a day, and we zipped in a leisurely manner from the Hope to Stromness for a picnic overlooking the town. We took the Orphir Road, with its wonderful views over Scapa Flow and then cut up the Scorradale Road as a more fun option. We had to stop at the top of the hill as the view that opened up before us was simply too stunning for words.
Son William said: "We've got to tell our tourists about this!", and I'm obeying the injunction. (Like a fool, I hadn't grabbed a proper camera, so I'm afraid this is just an iPhone snap.)
This was one of the best views of the hills of Hoy that we had ever seen.
The exact location is here.
And this is where we had our picnic in Stromness. I didn't take a snap so Google Maps comes to the rescue!
The exact location is here
I like to take photos and am fond of clichés - so I'll say I find them to be worth a thousand words.