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Looking west, past the Brough of Birsay
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Looking west, past the Brough of Birsay

If you kept heading due west you would scrape past the southern tip of Greenland by about 30 miles, and make landfall on Labrador right at the mouth of the Hudson Strait, as many of our forebears undoubtedly did.

Fraser writes:
'Taken from the fields at Northside [on 16th Feb 2003] looking back up to the Brough o Birsay....
I had friends over for the weekend - and it was so windy, one of my friends had to almost hold onto his 6 year old son - he was in danger of getting blown away...... it was wild - but beautiful.'
Picture added on 24 October 2005
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Birsay

Straightened Kitchener MemorialSkara BraeLinks House Birsay, 1930sThe SS Borg ashore in Birsay BayBirsay Village, 1900sSt Magnus Cathedral pre restorationJane/Jeannie Rendall and Kate CampbellFulmar riding the updraught at Marwick HeadOverlooking Marwick Head 2012Stromness Junior Football Team c 1961