Orkney Coasts (Part 2)

I was keen to go back to Yesnaby, where I took some good pictures of the cliffs last year. Again, the weather did not really co-operate. The wind was good as it made for good looking waves, but the sun was hiding and the skies were leaden. This time we walked a bit north, towards Skara Brae. Like the Pancake Rocks in New Zealand the layered structure of the cliffs is very striking. I wonder if it works like with tree trunks, can you tell the age of the cliff by counting its layers?

Hole

Hole

 

A bit further north there was a fence made up of ‘standing stones.’ On the left is a good example of a ‘geo.’

Coast Near Yesnaby

Coast Near Yesnaby

The stack we came across was not as high as The Old Man Of Hoy and probably not as difficult to climb, but still I passed on this occasion.

Stack South Of Skara Brae

Stack South Of Skara Brae

 


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