Our second day on Orkney, and the wind has picked up, the clouds are threatening and it is a day for indoor visits.
After a quick check in at the Brough of Birsay, where the waves were crashing mightily
We headed off to the Orkney Brewery for lunch and a shopping trip (Mainly beer for Me)
And then we headed off to Skaill House. This historic residence is right next to Skara Brae, which we have visited previously but, were not enthralled by, so this time we determined to visit the house, a site I suspect many visitors pass by.
However first of all we stopped off at Skaill Bay, where the wind was no less ferocious and the waves no less mighty
Then onto the relative warmth and comfort of the house itself, unfortunately to visit you have to pay for a joint ticket to it and Skara Brae, but we have an annual membership to Historic Scotland that gives us free entry. Despite access to Skara Brae being denied at the time we arrived due to the weather it was quite amazing that still the house had very few visitors. Still it meant beloved and I had time for a leisurely stroll and plenty of time to look around. I was particularly fascinated by the hidden compartment behind the bookcase.