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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

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