View across the Outer Harbour of Stornoway

Monday, 6 October 2008

Kirkwall, 6 October

Afternoon all from a very blustery Kirkwall, Orkney Islands. Just a summary of the last few days. On Saturday, we had a foretaste of winter, with a bitter north wind and heavy hail showers. I visited one local cemetery and photographed 125 wargraves. Afterwards, I bussed to the ferry which took me to the island of Hoy. A very friendly B&B put me up for the weekend, cooking all my food &c.

On Sunday, the weather was much more friendly, not as cold and not that much wind. Went to the Naval Cemetery at Lyness, 15 minutes' walk away, where I photographed 580 wargraves. Like you do. Took me 2 hours, so not too bad. Went for a wee bit of a walk afterwards in the afternoon sun.

Today, wind and clouds returned, making it feel cold.

I'll catch up with matters related to the transfer of AOL > Blogger from Thursday 9 October onwards.