I had a funny thought, I have them you know, funny thoughts. Quite often really. Whilst mostly I confess to being preoccupied with flowers and plants, hills and moors, beaches and lighthouses. I don't think we've ga'an much, doon the toon. Today, Mr F and myself met up for a peedie walk, and I took some pictures in our main town Kirkwall. Boats feature heavily in the front of the town - Kirkwall Bay is a busy port. Ferries, fishing boats, ships and the lifeboat all jostle about for space. I'm lucky I get a fair bit of diversity with my work, a little bit of the work I do, like today, is based in Kirkwall, in the main town of the islands.
I like it when the ferries open their bow doors, its like they are yawning. Well it amuses me. The buildings in Kirkwall are amazing and I'm not just yibbering about the cathederal. The Kirkwall Hotel is impressive on the front and nice to see the Orkney flag flying up high. We have our own flag, how cool is that?
We've only met for a quick lunch, so its a very peedie nip up the street - looking back its a hop and a skip from the lane to the sea. The buildings can either sheild you from the wind or funnel it right up at you! Today its a nice enough day, little wind.
I love the pink of the local indian restaurant - its an odd combination of shock and colour. I quite like it.
A wee walk up, I spied a notice I like seeing, local fresh shellfish - yum yum yum. Westray boats supply amazing seafood. But we're lucky, the local produce from the land or the sea here is amazing.
Not much time left for lunch, better get down back to the bay. Now, I wonder is that lovely boat the nice one which produced my lunch? I wanted to give them a wave, but feared they'd think me a mad stalker lady with a camera. Perhaps not, I just tipped my woolly hat to them.......
I thanked them heartily for my lovely lunch of Orkney fish and chips. Its a real treat and very yummy indeed, I can honestly say its always the best fish and chips I've ever had. Although we do have them now and again, just to check the quality is still good, hmm thats why, honest!
Mr Flowers would comment of course and agree with me, (we don't often agree on much, so for us both to agree means there's really no doubt, it is the best fish and chips in the world) however, he's too busy scoffing fish and chips to get anything coherent out! If you ever visit you must try them - they are so local and so utterly amazing!
(Only bread and butter for tea I think, after that huge yummy lunch)