Papay Day 22 – The Westray Ferry

One of the hazards of living on Papay is a more than usual dependence on the weather. Two days ago,…

Papay Day 19 – North Hill

Yesterday was a lovely warm sunny day. Mum joined the family for a walk up to the RSPB North Hill…

Papay Day 21 – Shopping on Papay

The main ferry that connects Papay to Kirkwall on Orkney’s main island calls in just twice a week on Tuesdays…

Papay Day 21 – The Tool Store

ON the road down to the Old Quay just before the left hand bend, there’s a tool store which is…

Papay Day 20 – Anj goes to Town

It was Anjanette’s turn to go to town on the plane today. So I took the pooch for his morning…

Papay Day 18 – The Pub

Papay doesn’t have a pub in the usual sense of the word. One of the realities of very small communities…

Papay Day 18 – Papay’s Roads

It’s close to impossible to get lost on Papay. There’s one main road that begins at the New Quay where…

Papay Day 17 – The Milky Way

At around 11.30pm, Anjanette and I sat on the bench in the garden for a while, looking for the elusive…

Papay Day 16 – Day Trip to Town

I took the 15 minute flight to Kirkwall this morning in this plane. After doing the family shop at Tesco,…

Papay Day 15 – Bothican

This is Bothican Beach. It’s a stone’s throw from Papy’s “new” pier where the Kirkwall ferry docks twice a week…