Charlotte Gannet passing Clythness lighthouse

Where do you turn to when you need help? Right, to your own countrymen. They will definitely help you out. This is the best advice ever.

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view from Stroma over the Swilkie

The sea and currents around the Orkney islands can be very traitorous even if you are a well trained seakayaker. In this post our adventures on the crossing between Stroma and Swona.

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listening to the VHF radio for the weatherforcast

While listening to the weather forecast on the hand-held VHF radio, I imagine what the reader looks like. By just listening to their voices I imagine what they must look like in real life. I want to share my imaginations with you.

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Did you every wonder why Neolithic men dicided it was a good idea to hollow out a rock? You better read this story…

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kayak with crates with stuff ready to be packed

Every year we pack all of our camping stuff in plastic crates to go on our Scottish kayaking holidays. Every crate packed for a specific hatch of the boat. So my boat will have sleep stuff and clothes in the front, foodstuff in the back and water and small food items in my small hatch…

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Eynhallow monestery in the morning light

Blue men hold guard over the little island of Eynhallow. For 6 hours they wave their arms eastwards and 6 hours westwards, creating big standing white crested waves in the water. With their long groping arms they grab everything that tries to get to the island.But there is a moment in the turning of the…

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