Thirty Days Wild, thirty posts throughout June (and July, I’m tardy) something that is grounded in our wild world. This year posts are from our travels around the north coast of Scotland on the North Coast 500 route and a visit to Orkney. Stand by, for lots of sky, sea, wildlife, history, Spud the dog and random musings.
We met some stunning redheads on our travels through Scotland and Orkney: there is much debate about where the red hair so prevalent in Scotland, has its origins
People aside, I do like red cattle, they are my favourites.
They bring to mind a poem from my childhood, by Robert Louis Stevenson
She wanders lowing here and there,
And wet with all the showers,
And eats the meadow flowers.
But it wasn’t all bovines, a street cat in Stromness, who was perhaps trying to tell me something.
And then there was this lovely wee man, who like us was on holiday on Orkney, he’d got some fabulous beach finds to take back to school for show and tell, I’m not sure his dad liked the idea of sharing a very long car journey, with the rather malodorous treasures.