Six Degrees of Separation: From The Bass Rock to Catriona

It’s time for another Six Degrees post, hooray! This is a monthly meme where participants are given the same starting book by Kate over at BooksAreMyFavouriteAndBest. We then add six linked books of our choosing. It’s always fascinating to see how different the chains end up being.

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Natural Magic on the Orkney Islands: Part One

The essence of Orkney’s magic is silence, loneliness and the deep marvellous rhythms of sea and land, darkness and light.” – George Mackay Brown

A few short weeks ago we were immersed in the hustle and bustle of Edinburgh’s summer festivals.  As I type now, we are 300 miles north, on the Mainland of the Orkney Isles – it could not be more different!

We arrived by ferry just over 24 hours ago and already it feels like we have been transported to the magical, distant place described by Orcadian poet George Mackay Brown.  This was the view from our holiday property early this morning (click on any image to enlarge):

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