Rushing about I forgot my camera so you'll have to put up with the old mobile pictures.
First stop was Reawick, a place I have fancied kayaking from to explore this bit of the West. It's a lovely beach and you pass and other great little accessible beach and launch site, Red Ayre, on the way there.
Here's a few pictures of the beach at Reawick:
A couple of friendly pigs came to say 'i'i'
Next stop was Sand, not far away and now well off the beaten track, but once it was a busy through route as well as a focus of fishing and whaling. Apparently they used to drive whales up the voe and finish them off on this beach.
Here's the first view of the beach with remains of old stone jetties visible
The jetties are in bad repair now but they must have been worth the effort
Looking back to Sand and the remains of St Mary's Chapel
Finally, the manor house on the hill as the sun lowers
There are so many places to explore. We plan to go back for some walks around the headlands, but also for some kayak trips, including visiting the few remains of an Abbey on a nearby island, Kirk Holm. Next time I'll make sure I have my camera though.
The day was finished off with a visit to The Brae Indian Takeaway, well it is our holidays!