Tuesday, 22 August 2017

Orkney - The Italian Chapel

The chapel was built by Italian prisoners of war in a Nissen hut.



All very clever paintwork

Saturday, 19 August 2017

St Magnus Cathedral - Kirkwall


Now that's s decent set of hinges!






Tuesday, 15 August 2017

Friday, 11 August 2017

Skara Brae & Skaill House

Neolithic village of Skara Brae


Skaill House, the home of the man who unearthed Skara Brae - in his back garden


Nice office with a great window!


Wednesday, 9 August 2017

Orkney - Post 3

Puffins on one of our coast walks



It gets VERY windy so you need a strong roof


Sunday, 6 August 2017

Orkney - Post 2

Interesting alleyway in Stromness

Stromness harbour


Can't recall the reason for this - but it was a good reason!

The excellent ferry we travelled on to the island

Thursday, 3 August 2017

Orkney - Post 1

On the ferry to Orkney around the island of Hoy.
Here's the stack known as "The Old Man Of Hoy"

We didn't believe it when two climbers on the top were waving at us!

Our base for the week was the Stromness Hotel - in Stromness...
Here's some of our U3A walking group - all set for the week

View from the hill (Brinkies Brae) overlooking the town


Already, some impressive orchids


Monday, 31 July 2017

Beeston Castle

Spot the kingfisher...

View of Beeston Castle from Stella

It was quite a climb!



Worth the climb though


View of Stella from the castle

 

Friday, 28 July 2017

Manchester Cathedral

It rains in Manchester!