Up here in Orkney my great plans were thwarted by the weather. About 6 I took a picture indicating where I wished to go for the 8pm picture:
But by 7 the cloud base had dropped to about 400ft, weighed down by volcanic ash, so Plan A (Wideford Hill) was goosed. So I went for a ride around the City and Royal Burgh of Kirkwall and St Ola instead, on my newly refurbed 89 Saracen Tufftrax. I went past the Mart and Orkney Meat and saw some blissfully unaware kye (about 7.55):
They love their retro. Then I went to the terminal for the Aberdeen ferry to mark the appointed hour:
Then tootled back to the toon formulating a cathedral plan- so I framed it artily in my forks on the Hatston Slip (used by the seaplanes that crippled the Tirpitz during WWII):
That was about 8.20. Whenever I leave the house I must go past the pier to see what is going on, so I went doon the pier a look, and did the cliched look back to the fleshpots of Harbour Street at about half 8:
And finally made it to Broad Street and St Magnus Cathedral where I sacreligiously parked my bike on the market cross so I could get the clock and spire in as well (showing 8.42).
I'm one of the councillors for Kirkwall- what kind of example is this?
It's a good
Sorry for boring you with my lengthy travelogue, and sorry my pictures are a bit dark, the fog came in later as well. Disappointing as I wanted to demonstrate the retina-searing light here in late evening!
Loving the other pictures...