Late yesterday afternoon, we finally received the great news that our house purchase had completed satisfactorily. A mad dash ensued, across the Barriers and up to Kirkwall, to collect the keys, before the solicitor's office closed for the day.
So it was dark by the time that Our Lass and I were able to rendezvous at Tense Towers 2 and explore the, as yet, blank canvas that will be the backdrop to our future in Orkney.
Today I was able to carry out a few shakedown checks and some snagging, before Our Lass flew back to Mainland from a day spent on a nearby island. As TT2 is near the top of a low hill, it means that it has unlimited access to the Orcadian weather. It is also located close to a farm, so there's an amount of 'agricultural' aromas on offer, too. Perhaps those gale force winds will be useful, after all!
However, it was most pleasant to be on site for our first TT2 sunset.
I am looking forward to monitoring the sun as it edges northwards along the western horizon, on the way to Midsummer, before creeping back again through the Autumn.
This is the view from our front door, looking across Barrier Number 1 and Scapa Flow, towards Hoy.