Thursday, November 02, 2006

Welcome to Stronsay!!!

Having been thoroughly harrassed last night (All Saints) by some Catholic friends of mine about updating my blog I thought I'd put some pictures up of my recent visit to Stronsay in order to placate the petulent mob before they bring the thumb screws out! So here goes;

Stronsay is a small island with a about 250-300 inhabitants. Which explains a lot...

Unfortunately the irony of this sign seemed to be lost on the young girl that was with me when I took this photo.

Stronsay used to have a thriving fishing industry and in its heyday as the tourist books will tell you, sometimes there were so many boats that you could walk across them to get to neighbouring Papa Stronsay!!!! Things aren't so wild these days but there are still plenty of boats about;

From the conventional......

...the less idyllic looking ferry by which most people arrive on the island.... the rather unconventional outdoor storage solution that you can't get flatpack from Ikea, owned by the family that kindly put me up for the week.

More later, including photos from Papa Stronsay..


An absolutely beautifully sunny day was picked for this visit's obligatory tour around Papa Stronsay
OK, I've just spent the last half an hour trying to upload more of the photos to the blog but failing so I'm giving up for the moment...


At 11:13 pm, Blogger Joee Blogs said...

Marvelous! How exciting! It looks absolutely superbly brilliantly beautiful up there!


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