Grand Tour Of Scotland: Exploring Orkney~ Part 3

Day 6: 16 August 2019 ~ Links Battery

A WWII coast battery known as Links Battery consisting of a twin 6 pounder gun emplacement with engine room, still extant with a 12 pounder bolt ring near by.

Links Battery is situated on a slight promontory about 450m SW of Point of Ness. The concrete and brick gun-emplacement lies between the road leading to Ness Battery and the sea. The engine room for the electricity supply still survives.

The battery is recorded in the Public Record Office files under WO/192/266, which notes that it was armed with two 12 pounders in July 1940, but by September 1940this had been reduced to one twin 6-pounder, with one of the single 12 pounders guns being transferred to Carness Battery in September 1940. One 12 pounder bolt ring has been noted immediately to the N of the gun-emplacement.

Links Battery, Orkney Island, Scotland (2019-08-16)
Links Battery, Orkney Island, Scotland (2019-08-16)
Views at Links Battery, Orkney Island, Scotland (2019-08-16)
Views at Links Battery, Orkney Island, Scotland (2019-08-16)
Skerry of Ness lighthouse views from Links Battery, Orkney Island, Scotland (2019-08-16)
Skerry of Ness lighthouse views from Links Battery, Orkney Island, Scotland (2019-08-16)
Views of Hoy Sound High lighthouse from Links Battery, Orkney Island, Scotland (2019-08-16)
Views at Links Battery, Orkney Island, Scotland (2019-08-16)
Seagull flying over Links Battery, Orkney Island, Scotland (2019-08-16)
Seagull flying over Links Battery, Orkney Island, Scotland (2019-08-16)
Red Clover Links Battery, Orkney Island, Scotland (2019-08-16)
Seagull coming in to land at Links Battery, Orkney Island, Scotland (2019-08-16)
Seagull coming in to land at Links Battery, Orkney Island, Scotland (2019-08-16)
Seagull flying over Links Battery, Orkney Island, Scotland (2019-08-16)
Seagull flying over Links Battery, Orkney Island, Scotland (2019-08-16)
Seagull flying over Links Battery, Orkney Island, Scotland (2019-08-16)
Seagull flying over Links Battery, Orkney Island, Scotland (2019-08-16)
Seagull flying over Links Battery, Orkney Island, Scotland (2019-08-16)
Seagull flying over Links Battery, Orkney Island, Scotland (2019-08-16)
Seagull flying over Links Battery, Orkney Island, Scotland (2019-08-16)
3 Seagulls at Links Battery, Orkney Island, Scotland (2019-08-16)
3 Seagulls at Links Battery, Orkney Island, Scotland (2019-08-16)
3 Seagulls at Links Battery, Orkney Island, Scotland (2019-08-16)
3 Seagulls at Links Battery, Orkney Island, Scotland (2019-08-16)
3 Seagulls at Links Battery, Orkney Island, Scotland (2019-08-16)

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

Till next time, safe travels and keep dreaming.

Have a fabulous day.

Coreen

Cee’s Flower Of The Day Challenge: 13 October 2021 – Water Lily

Good day friends,

I hope that you all are still happy and healthy.

Here is my contribution for Cee’s FOTD Challenge.

Water Lily, Bridge to Nowhere Isle of Lewis, Scotland( 2019-08-19)

“Minds are like flowers, they open only when the time is right.” ~Stephen Richards

With all my heart, Thank You for your ongoing support and for taking the time to have a look at my post.

Stay safe and healthy. Till next time.

Have a Fabulous day.

Coreen

Black and White Photography: Cargo Ship #3

Cargo Ship, Table View, Cape Town, South Africa (2020-09-03)

“Travel: It gives you a home in a thousand strange places, then leaves you a stranger in your own land“

Ibn Battuta

Grand Tour Of Scotland: Exploring Orkney~ Part 2

Day 6: 16 August 2019 ~ Ness Battery

When we got to Ness Battery after driving a very narrow road next to the ocean it was closed. We were a bit disappointed. I was looking forward to see how it looked and take awesome photos. But when life gives you closed gates you take photos through the fence and the immediate surroundings.

Ness Battery, Orkney Island, Scotland (2019-08-16)
Ness Battery, Orkney Island, Scotland (2019-08-16)
Ness Battery, Orkney Island, Scotland (2019-08-16)
Stone Wall, Ness Battery, Orkney Island, Scotland (2019-08-16)
Stone Wall, Ness Battery, Orkney Island, Scotland (2019-08-16)
Road to Ness Battery, Orkney Island, Scotland (2019-08-16)
Landscapes around Ness Battery, Orkney Island, Scotland (2019-08-16)
Landscapes around Ness Battery, Orkney Island, Scotland (2019-08-16)
Landscapes around Ness Battery, Orkney Island, Scotland (2019-08-16)
Landscapes around Ness Battery, Orkney Island, Scotland (2019-08-16)
Landscapes around Ness Battery, Orkney Island, Scotland (2019-08-16)
Landscapes around Ness Battery, Orkney Island, Scotland (2019-08-16)
Landscapes around Ness Battery, Orkney Island, Scotland (2019-08-16)
Landscapes around Ness Battery, Orkney Island, Scotland (2019-08-16)
Landscapes around Ness Battery, Orkney Island, Scotland (2019-08-16)

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

As you all know by now my biggest dream is to move to Scotland and I know that one day I will go back and take all the photos of all the places my little heart desires…..

Till next time, safe travels and keep dreaming.

Have a fabulous day.

Coreen

Black and White Photography: Cargo Ship #2

Cargo Ship, Table View, Cape Town, South Africa (2020-09-03)

“Travel: It gives you a home in a thousand strange places, then leaves you a stranger in your own land“

Ibn Battuta

Black and White Photography: Orkney #1

On Route to Ness Battery, Orkney, Scotland( 2019-08-16)

“Travel: It gives you a home in a thousand strange places, then leaves you a stranger in your own land“

Ibn Battuta

Black and White Photography: Stornoway #7

Stornoway, Isle of Lewis and Harris, Scotland( 2019-08-19)

“Travel: It gives you a home in a thousand strange places, then leaves you a stranger in your own land“

Ibn Battuta

Grand Tour Of Scotland: Exploring Orkney~ Part 1

Day 6: 16 August 2019 ~ On Route to Ness Battery

When we got of the ferry I was a bit anxious and disorientated. I just wanted to get out of Stromness with its very narrow roads and to me it looked like one ways only.

Thinking back, I don’t know why I was so anxious. It is not that I am not use to driving in new locations. Maybe it was the excitement. Not sure.

Throughout Scotland I was drawn to the stone walls. I loved photographing them.

I am just very sad that I had to switch to shooting in Jpeg. I always shoot in RAW even for personal use, but I was running out of memory cards very fast and was forced to switch. I did organize with the hosts and hostesses of the places we stayed to use their computers to transfer the files to my external hard drive. But I encountered problems with and did not want to loose my photos. The computers did not recognize my external hard drive. Still not sure why, but next time I am traveling abroad I will rather pack my laptop.

Stone Wall, On route to Ness Battery, Orkney Island, Scotland (2019-08-16)
Stone Wall, On route to Ness Battery, Orkney Island, Scotland (2019-08-16)
Road to Ness Battery, Orkney Island, Scotland (2019-08-16)
Landscapes on route to Ness Battery, Orkney Island, Scotland (2019-08-16)
Stone Wall, On route to Ness Battery, Orkney Island, Scotland (2019-08-16)
Cow, On route to Ness Battery, Orkney Island, Scotland (2019-08-16)
Cow, On route to Ness Battery, Orkney Island, Scotland (2019-08-16)
Cattle, On route to Ness Battery, Orkney Island, Scotland (2019-08-16)
Bull, On route to Ness Battery, Orkney Island, Scotland (2019-08-16)
Bull, On route to Ness Battery, Orkney Island, Scotland (2019-08-16)
Cattle, On route to Ness Battery, Orkney Island, Scotland (2019-08-16)
Stone Wall, On route to Ness Battery, Orkney Island, Scotland (2019-08-16)
Stone Wall, On route to Ness Battery, Orkney Island, Scotland (2019-08-16)
Road to Ness Battery, Orkney Island, Scotland (2019-08-16)

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

Till next time, safe travels and keep dreaming.

Have a fabulous day.

Coreen

Black and White Photography: Stornoway #6

Gull, Stornoway, Isle of Lewis and Harris, Scotland( 2019-08-19)

“Travel: It gives you a home in a thousand strange places, then leaves you a stranger in your own land“

Ibn Battuta

Black and White Photography: Stornoway #5

Stornoway, Isle of Lewis and Harris, Scotland( 2019-08-19)

“Travel: It gives you a home in a thousand strange places, then leaves you a stranger in your own land“

Ibn Battuta