Only accessible at low tide, the island of Birsay was a viking stronghold offering safety and seclusion and gorgeous views.
Here’s how it looks from the mainland at low tide. A slippery walk!
Skies by Turner
The stones piled up all over the island in situ
The remnants of the viking homes; sheep still graze there.
Surprising how much has survived the elements, let alone later visitors.
What a view to wake to every morning, eh?
The original pictish stone has been moved to a museum but this looks beautiful.
I take far too many pictures of seaweed, bu I like how this looked like a hand coming up.
The view to the next promontory south.
The skies reminded me a bit of Galway, the western shores have that in common.
It’s also John Peel Day: share the music by keeping it Peel!