Grand Tour Of Scotland: Exploring Orkney #520

Day 7: 17 August 2019 ~ Skiba Geo

Skiba Geo, Birsay, Orkney, Scotland
  • Location: Skiba Geo, Birsay, Orkney, Scotland
  • Date Taken: 2019-08-17
  • Camera: Canon EOS 7D Mark II
  • Lens: Canon Zoom Lens EF-S 18-200 mm F/3-5.6 IS
  • Exposure Program: Manual
  • Image Quality: JPEG
  • F-Stop: f/5
  • Exposure Time: 1/1250 sec
  • ISO Speed: ISO-200
  • Focal Length: 80 mm
  • Metering Mode: Center Weighted Average
  • Handheld

Skiba Geo has been in use since Viking times. It is a sheltered beach making it easy to land fishing boats. In the winter the boats would be pulled up to the nousts at the top of the beach for protection. The hut next to the nousts was for the fishermen to store their equipment out of the elements.

The site fell into disrepair through lack of use in the 1960s but was renovated buy the pupils, friends and parents of Class Six of Dounby Primary School in 1989.

Thank you very much for taking the time to join me on my travels through Scotland one Photo at a time. I hope you enjoyed it just as much as I did.

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Till next time, safe travels and keep dreaming.

Have a fabulous day.

Coreen