Nature Notes

August 12, 2008

More Scenes from Orkney

Filed under: Landscape,Orkney Isles — Tags: , — Harold Stiver @ 7:00 am

Marwick Bay

A ships boiler in the foreground and Kitchener’s Memorial in the background. Lord Kitchener was British Minister of War in 1916 when his ship, the HMS Hampshire, was sunk off Marwick Head, with the loss of more than 650 sailors. It may have struck a mine.

Marwick Bay, Orkney

Marwick Head

Marwich Head is a line of cliffs where a tremendous number of seabirds breed. This was taken from the Bay of Birsay.

Marwick Head, Orkney

The Bay of Skaill

This bay houses an ancient stone settlement called Skara Brae. Built by the Picts and preserved till a storm uncovered a portion.

The Bay of Skaill, Orkney

Castle of Yesnaby

An isolated stack along the coast of the East Mainland of Orkney, north of the town of Stromness. It is second only to the Old Man of Hoy in Orcadian sea stacks.

Castle of Yesnaby, Orkney Castle of Yesnaby, Orkney

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