|Photo by David Sinclair from the MV Graemsay|
Yesterday it rained for nearly 24 hours and the wind blew. Today the rain stopped, the sun came out, and the wind dropped. This afternoon I decided to head out for some welcome fresh air!
Button seemed quite happy snoozing indoors
As I was on my own I took a slightly longer route this time, along the road to the sandy beach. It looks like my house has a lighthouse on top. Haha!
You can see the "main" road of Graemsay here - single track with no passing places!
Big skies! Big clouds!
Heading back now towards the coral beach. This is looking towards Stromness....
As I walked down the old pier onto the shore I almost stumbled over a seal pup! The Atlantic Grey Seals are breeding at the moment (you wouldn't think it was the best time of year!). The pup I saw wasn't a newborn and had lost the white fluffy coat. But it was still very small. We startled each other. It bolted for the sea at remarkable speed. I headed back up towards the outbuildings as I didn't want to disturb it any more than I already had. I then got this quick video taken round the corner of one of the buildings. I'm glad I didn't take Button with me!!
As I headed home the sun was setting behind the Hoy hills.
And then the sky turned orange...
And to round off a lovely day, this evening there was an amazing display of the "Merrie Dancers" (Aurora). I have yet to capture that on camera so you will have to use your imagination! And in between all this excitement I managed to do some work too!