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With the birds

2007.06.07
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Marwick Head, Orkney
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Day 6 of the road trip and a great day of ancient history and beautiful walking. I visited Skara Brae (the best preserved Neolithic village in Europe, built in 5100BC) which was fascinating and I’ll post another time.

Then I moved on to Marwick Head where I walked up to the Kitchener Monument. It’s a lovely walk, starting in the bay with the waves crashing onto the beach then moving up the cliffs and a little away from the sea where it becomes completely silent. Then you come over the ridge towards the monument itself and are faced with a wheeling, shrieking, carnival of seabirds circling and diving in and out of the cliff face. It is spectacular.

I have never been particularly interested in birds (not the feathered kind anyway) but I could sit and watch these guys for hours, skimming within inches of the waves one minute and then within inches of the cliff face the next – wonderful.
12 Comments
fotoluzik great!
fotoluzik · 2007-06-06: 14:18
Nachogarcia Great shot,amazing landscape!!!
Nachogarcia · 2007-06-06: 14:36
Fasterbit cool!
Fasterbit · 2007-06-06: 15:51
burbulz I can almost smell the sea. Beautiful colors-the view is breathtaking. waiting for tomorrow's post:)
burbulz · 2007-06-06: 16:21
????? looks like a fairytale land.. love the flowers at the cliff's edge.. seriously beautiful place and capture...!
????? · 2007-06-06: 18:11
slowpete amazing how square the cliffs are
great photo
slowpete · 2007-06-07: 03:57
jonke see my photto's ....looks like the other site of the cliffs Normandie ;-))
jonke · 2007-06-07: 06:30
jet28 Fabulous view!
jet28 · 2007-06-07: 09:32
jorgen That's beautiful!
After this, your profile-photo should start looking much happier? :)
jorgen · 2007-06-07: 13:51
davids That's a fair point Jorgen - I'll do something about it...
davids · 2007-06-07: 14:46
longimanus Spectacular coastal scenery...stunning cliffs... I think I am not the only one to envy you!
longimanus · 2007-06-07: 15:29
mattdross Great shot. I love the diversity of color in the foreground
mattdross · 2007-06-11: 11:04
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