Yesterday, however, was a peach of a day. Sunny, dry and with the wind reduced to below gale force. To make the most of this, Our Lass and I ventured out mid-morning, to explore a part of South Ronaldsay that we had not visited previously.
By the time we parked at the Sand of Wright, overlooking Widewall Bay, the tide was just on the turn and beginning to flow once more. We walked across the narrow isthmus towards the Dam of Hoxa, marvelling at the lichen growing on a sheltered stone wall beside the path.
|Photo courtesy of Our Lass|
|Lichen in the sun, a species of Ramalina|
|Which reminds me, I must have a shave|
|Sand of Wright and She-who-is-always-right|
|Observation towers of the Balfour Battery. Photo courtesy of Our Lass|
|MV Pentalina. Photo courtesy of Our Lass|
|Hoxa Head Lighthouse|