Tuesday, June 26, 2007

Sea kelp and orchids.

To the south west of the island today. This amazing beach is where we stopped to eat - sitting at the foot of the cliff with backs to the rock. The tide was scooshing in, picking up the great bullwhips of sea kelp and reminding us why it was not a day to visit Oronsay. And as we headed back past the aerodrome (yes!) there were the deepest purple wild orchids among the bog cotton. I hope this will keep any postcard-hunters happy - there is a shop, but I've not been shopping.


  1. Is this one of the places where the high tide covers the aerodrome?

  2. Don't think so - but the runway looks newly-tarmacked and there has been European money involved, so maybe it's been improved.