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Round Britain and Ireland 2019

12 Ports: Stromness

Planning our passage across the awesome tides of the Pentland Firth, the scale of the Orkney Isles became apparent. Then we arrived in Scapa Flow and found the sheltered location of Stromness. We enjoyed its quaint streets and were impressed by its friendly, enterprising and self-sufficient people. Remote? When viewed from further south perhaps. But Orkney doesn’t feel the least bit remote when you’re there.

Article – Made of Stories

Nick Isbister writes about the way Stromness – and the Orkney Islands – has found its way into people’s stories, including his own. He reflects on how people and groups through history have formed their identity, told their stories, and made their mark.

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Photos and impressions

Read about Nova’s time in Stromness on Facebook, which coincided with the 100th anniversary of the scuttling of the German fleet in Scapa Flow. See the panoramic view from the island of Hoy, photos from the Italian Chapel built by prisoners of war in WW2, and a taste of the beautiful northern island of Westray.

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