Idyllic Islands, Scenic Shopping Splendour. . .
With a population of circa 65 million, there are but a few people in the UK that can enjoy such natural Island splendour as this when going shopping.
There are many reasons why people travel to Orkney for a holiday or in search of a better quality of life. Here is one small aspect of living in this close-to-nature idyllic wonderland of scenic beauty and unpolluted atmospheres: it is a simple journey to the shops.
Leaving the connected island of South Ronaldsay and passing the natural harbour St Margaret's Hope, home to the sleek-in-the-water catamaran ferry 'Pentalina' returning from Gills Bay.
Every view heralds the advent of mother nature's beauty, unspoiled by excessive human development, surrounded by pristine waters and pure clean air. This is the Orkney drive by.
Travelling across connected islands like stepping-stones for a giant mythological creature.
Driving across the Scapa Flow, just two metres above sea level.
Misty clouds paint themselves across this autumnal scenery.
The classic Orcadian view of farmland, the sea, island horizons and a blue sky. When Orcadians are away from their homeland, this is the kind of image that makes their heart beat faster.
Passing by Sandwick Bay and surrounding lush green farmland.
Kirkwall, clustered around the imposing 12th century St. Magnus Cathedral.
Mission accomplished, buying fresh seafood.
Homeward bound and resisting the urge!
With home in sight, a glimpse of the distant mountains of the Scottish Highlands from South Ronaldsay.
Roadside images are taken from a moving vehicle on an actual shopping trip.
Orkney - Idyllic Islands
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