St. Magnus Cathedral (commenced 1137) dominates the skyline of Kirkwall, the main town of Orkney. It is the most northerly cathedral in the British Isles. Built for the bishops of Orkney when the islands were ruled by the Norse Earls of Orkney, it is owned by the burgh of Kirkwall (not by the church) as a result of an act of King James III of Scotland following Orkney's annexation by the Scottish Crown in 1468. The first Bishop was William the Old, and the diocese was under the authority of the Archbishop of Nidaros in Norway.
Orkney :: Island of Hoy
Who will mark the grave of poor Betty Corrigall? The Old Man of Hoy?
England :: Aspley Wood
A stroll through Aspley Wood, Bedfordshire, England.
Belgium :: Bruges
A day in Bruges
Iceland :: Road to Þorsmörk
Epic journey to Þorsmörk
Hebrides :: Isle of Eigg
Isle of Eigg, Inner Hebrides, September 2011
Isle of Mull :: The Promise
Abandoned boats (but not hope).
Rannoch :: Dubh Lochan
A few moments at Rannoch Station
Iceland :: Departure, A Story of Loss
We were always full of words. There's a story in here somewhere.
Cambridge :: The Backs
The Backs, Cambridge
Iceland :: Sunset over Þingvellir
Driving back to Reykjavik