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by Tim Wright - 14:28 on 19 June 2021


On a terrific day for walking with sun and light winds ,eleven of us met up at Eastside Kirk in South Ronaldsay .We set off along the farm track alongside fields covered in Yellow Buttercups .We went past slope down to the Lead Mine .I enclose information gleaned by Rosie Whittles about it (click here) but we did not go down onto the beach to look for the entrance .At the Irene we stopped to gaze at it's remains thoughtful of the Disaster that it led to .At Honeysgeo we stopped for a snack .We watched the Sand Martins going in and out of their nests.Lots Graylags and Goslings were on the sea plus a couple of sunbathing seals .Oyster Plant was prolific and in flower .No one was inspired enough to try a wild swim even though the Polar Bears would have been boiling and needed to cool off . Then off to the 4th Barrier past Margaret's old house to the beach .There the sands are increasing and the Little Terns were catching Sand Eels .Back at the cars some headed off while others had a picnic lunch on the Beach .Really a Wonderful walk .

The next walk will be in 4 weeks and more information later .

Keep going ,



Also attached are a few photos from the 1980's that I took of the 4th Barrier and the Wrecks as they were then .The sand has come in and covered all the Wrecks completely as you can see although the one with the Concrete top is still visible .It is about 150 yards from the water's edge now . Tim


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