Ah the joy of the first day back at work after a break. By mid-morning I had lost all hope of ever seeing the sky again! Oh well, there is always the next trip to look forward to, and the one after that to plan!
And there are always photographs as well.
These are some more Orkney skies. They were all taken near Maeshowe on the mainland island. As you can see, the place was descending into traffic chaos!
Maeshowe is a Neolithic chambered cairn and passage grave. It was probably built around 2800 BCE. When you stand inside it, you get help but wonder what the term 'primitive society' really means - it also tends to make me think that much of what I thought I knew about the Stone Age is wrong! Off to the bookshop I go!
You can find more sky shots at Sky Watch Friday. SM