Stromness

Stromness is the second biggest town in Orkney. It sits on the shoreline and many of the houses have their own piers or slipway's. In the past it was known for its Herring fishing industry and many of the double storey houses belonged to sea captains. Many schooners stopped for water in Stromness before sailing to all parts of the world. Many Orcadians joined the ships to go to work for The Hudsons Bay Company in Canada. There is endless subject matter here and it is well worth heading up the narrow street to look down all the we closes which stretch down to the sea. The back drop of the imposing Hoy Hills with the town below is one of my favourite views.