North Ronaldsay – Sheep and Waves

Our island crawl ended with North Ronaldsay. Anyone who knows anything about me knows that I love the island, its sheep and their fibre.

The weather was windy, so there were plenty of waves crashing in. Elly and I walked and drove to various spots to watch the waves and the sheep. Here are a few of the photos.

Elly wave-watching.
Elly wave-watching.
The waves Elly was watching.
The waves Elly was watching.
Sheep on the rocks.
Sheep on the rocks.
Sheep with Nouster Bay behind.
Sheep with Nouster Bay behind.
Waves off the north coast.
Waves off the north coast.
Sheep on the north coast.
Sheep on the north coast.
Closer up - I love the horns!
Closer up – I love the horns!
The waves were quite big!
The waves were quite big!
Westness Bay, with piles of seaweed.
Westness Bay, with piles of seaweed.
Some gorgeous fleeces...
Some gorgeous fleeces…
Different groups of sheep have different numbers of the individual types of marking.
Different groups of sheep (clowgangs) have different numbers of the individual types of marking.
The Westness clowgang have a lot of badger-faced and reverse panda-eyed markings.
The Westness clowgang have a lot of badger-faced and reverse panda-eyed markings.
The 'new' lighthouse - the tallest land-based lighthouse in the UK.
The ‘new’ lighthouse – the tallest land-based lighthouse in the UK.
In 1997, two lads helping rebuild part of the sheep dyke were killed when a section of wall fall on them.  The islanders set up this memorial for them.  The boys are not forgotten.
In 1997, two lads helping rebuild part of the sheep dyke were killed when a section of wall fall on them. The islanders set up this memorial for them. The boys are not forgotten.
Orkney is a land of rainbows.  This one off the north eat point of the island.
Orkney is a land of rainbows. This one off the north eat point of the island.
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3 thoughts on “North Ronaldsay – Sheep and Waves

  1. Oh my dear, so beautiful!
    I am so glad I will be able to visit this island in May as well, you make me restless to go there!

    I did not know that there is a difference between the “gangs”, I will have a close look when I will be there for sure

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