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With the birds

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.

Marwick Head, Orkney

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    • # Monika

      Spectacular coastal scenery...stunning cliffs... I think I am not the only one to envy you!

      2007.06.07 Edited Reply Cancel

    • # Henk

      see my photto's ....looks like the other site of the cliffs Normandie ;-))

      2007.06.07 Edited Reply Cancel

    • # Viktorija

      I can almost smell the sea. Beautiful colors-the view is breathtaking. waiting for tomorrow's post:)

      2007.06.06 Edited Reply Cancel