After a short trip on the Hjaltland Ferry, we found our rental van which is brand new! It’s more spacious than the last one, so that will be more comfortable traveling. We drive about 60 miles North and end up at The St. Magnus Bay Hotel, in Hillswick. It’s an interesting place, filled with Nordic memorabilia and a jovial owner named Paul, who is very knowledgeable about the area. We go for a walk and find ourselves about a mile from some of the most dramatic coastline I’ve ever seen.
After photographing the coast, we arrive back for a bowl of Cullen Skink Soup, which is more like stew, delicious!
After lunch, we chill for a few hours and then meet for dinner which is all local as well. We wandered over to the local church and enjoyed the simple designs and friendly care taker. There’s a circular cemetery just down the road and we were told there’s only two of that type in Scotland, it might be the base of a long-gone castle but the locals won’t allow them to dig it up and explore.
After dinner we went for another walk to the coast and were treated to an amazing sky which changed by the minute. It was a good day.