Well, we did some tourist bits, but there’s loads left to do, we’ll just have to go back…
Replica of Skara Brae
An interesting WII PoW story, but I won’t go into the details here.
My interior photographs are not very good.
It was a tunnel from the sea into a cave until the roof collapsed. Or it could have been a blow hole.
There is currently an archaeological excavation at the Brough, but I didn’t get any photographs.
We made our way to the trig at Mull Head and carried on to complete a circuit. Well, for a little while, before we turned back to try to find an alternative route. The resident arctic skuas didn’t like us much, poor Aedan was dive-bombed! If I had realised they were nesting there, obviously I would have found the other path straight off, but we’d grown so accustomed to seeing them patrolling the cliff tops, I hadn’t paid attention. As soon as I saw it swooping along the moorland skyline towards Aedan, I realised my mistake and we beat a hasty retreat to find the less distinct cliff top path. Ooops. Added a little excitement to the day.
The causeway to the Brough of Birsay
This trip has to be well planned, there is a four hour window which allows you to walk the causeway to visit the Brough
The Broch of Gurness
Next, the Nature Bit