With the birds

by David Swatton June. 07, 2007 5620 views

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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Matt Ross 10 years, 3 months ago

Great shot. I love the diversity of color in the foreground

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Monika 10 years, 3 months ago

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

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David Swatton 10 years, 3 months ago

That's a fair point Jorgen - I'll do something about it...

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Jorgen Dybdahl 10 years, 3 months ago

That's beautiful!
After this, your profile-photo should start looking much happier? :)

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Jet28 10 years, 3 months ago

Fabulous view!

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Henk 10 years, 3 months ago

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

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Pete 10 years, 3 months ago

amazing how square the cliffs are
great photo

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Viktorija 10 years, 3 months ago

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

10 years, 3 months ago Edited
Nacho "Goam" Garcia 10 years, 3 months ago

Great shot,amazing landscape!!!

10 years, 3 months ago Edited
Luiza 10 years, 3 months ago

great!

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