Friday, January 05, 2018

Stark Beauty

My first climb up Malcolm's Head this year.
Always leaving me breathless, then a breathtaking reward.

The stark beauty of Fair Isle. 

South Harbour & Crow Stack

The Keels and Skerries

South Lighthouse

South Lighthouse

Climbing up Malcolm's Head

View of Sheep Rock on the way up.

At the top of Malcolm's Head you find two ruins,
both coastal look out observational huts. one from WW2 the other from the Napoleonic W

One of the old structure's walls, with an approaching hail storm.

This rainbow was actually pea size hail.
Which I was shortly after this picture caught in.

Ouch! no place to hide!

Hail hail!

I would say it is a bit windy-er up there!

The setting Sun was in and out of the clouds creating great light and colour.

My hat blows off much easier with long hair.
I never had this problem with a short buzz cut.
But I do like the feel of wind in my hair again, even if I have much less of it.


The hail storm passed over and blocked the Sun,
 making it go so dark the Lighthouse came on early.

What a great walk, always a wonder when I wander. cheers.

Happy New Year!


  1. What a starkly beautiful place! Every one of your posts reminds me of our visit.

  2. What beautiful captures, Tommy! Thank you for sharing the beauty of the Fair Isle with those of us who will probably never be able to see it in person. You are special.

  3. That's one of the most awesome things that I've read. Great walk, indeed.

  4. Now isn't this a lovely place to get all emotional? It looks peaceful.

  5. This place is just truly majestic.