This is Yesnaby a few days after the strom. The waves are still pretty impressive and I can only imagine what they'd have been like a couple of days previously.
As we were out west for the afternoon, we headed along to the Bay of Skaill to see if there were any kite surfers out, and happily there were. While they were getting ready to take to the water, I spent some time watching the waves hitting the cliffs to the left of the bay - very impressive.
At times the waves nearer the shore were so big, I could barely see the cliffs!
Kite surfer ready for the off...
I did take rather a lot of photos, and couldn't decide which I liked best, so have uploaded a lot here (and believe it or not, this is actually only a small selection of the photos I took.) I'm pleased with how these turned out anyway, as it wasn't easy to hold the camera steady in the wind, especially with fingers which were gradually getting colder and colder. And then it started raining for a bit..... which did give us a lovely rainbow - complete with a 'crock of gold'.
At least I kept my feet dry ... unlike some!
Hopefully the kite surfers will be able to see these photos too.... I don't know who they are, but Orkney being Orkney, I know the mother of a friend of theirs, so can hopefully get a message to them. Enjoy. :-)
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