24 Jul 2016

Island hopping

Well, not much painting achieved this month, but I have been on a little work-related adventure to Orkney. Not much time to take in the arty scene, so a return trip required soon!

"Goodbye Scrabster"

"Hello Stromness"

The Pier Art Centre on the left there asking for a visit next time!

To the left, a man with a harp at The Ring of Brogdar who seemed to be recording the sound of the wind as it played a beautiful tune all on it's own. Quite lovely to listen too, well it will be when he's edited out my sneezing !! To the right, some lovely Orkney clouds.............

St Magnus Cathedral, Kirkwall.Too late to see the wonderful Poppies, but rewarded with a natural light show inside

"Arrivals" at Kirkwall Airport - somewhat different to our Gatwick experience last month but huge compared to the garage-sized "arrivals/departures/store/air traffic control and rest room" we flew to next 

The large pictures behind the whiskey are made entirely of floor tiles - incredible work by Orkney artist, Sheila Scott

Off to Papa Westray via Westray - the pilot is asking if anyone is claustrophobic!

A certificate for our 2 minute flight between the Isles.....................