Tuesday, 19 March 2013

Current Affairs

The clouds and the currents appear to be turning in unison here at Stroma (from the Old Norse  Straumey - the Island in the Stream) off Caithness. Take a closer, moving look at the whirlpool, The Swilkie, which, according to tradition, derives from the Viking sea king, Mysing, continuing to operate a submerged millstone to produce salt for the sea.

Scottish Islands Explorer - produced on land from turning presses

1 comment:

Richard Evans said...

A group of 14 of us returned from Muckle Skerry in a small fishing boat in the Pentland Forth to South Ronaldsay when the tide began its swirling motion. Didn't get too rough but glad to have got back on terra firma.