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This time last year I posted the photos below on this Blog; a taster of the beauty of Birsay Bay for our self catering guests holidaying in Orkney. Sadly, due to the lockdown caused by Covid19, we have not been able during 2020 to recommend that any guests should walk this route, north-east up the St Magnus Way towards Costa Hill.  However, I do hope that these photos can remind viewers of

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Watch these swans as they surf the waves in Birsay Bay just off the shoreline at our Annie's Place gate. Keep watching as three fly across the Bay and then return for more high jinks in even bigger waves. Awesome! This is the best video I have taken of swans which arrive in Birsay Bay every year at the end of February and stay until end of June/early July. No one

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It is a relief for us that in these stressful and uncertain times, we can look out our window and feel the calming effect of the beautiful seascapes which are a tonic for us here in Palace, Birsay. Even although there are, as yet, no recorded cases of people in Orkney being infected with Covid19, Robin and I are taking the required hygiene precautions for our own safety. We are also

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