The Ring of Brodgar

The Ring of Brodgar, Orkney www.bluemesablog.com

The northernmost circle of standing stones in Britain, The Ring of Brodgar, rests on a heather-mottled hill above the windy banks of the Loch of Harray in Orkney. I came upon it in the afternoon, when the sun intermittently glowed through fast-moving clouds, illuminating the ancient lichens in gold and grey. Some four-thousand years old, the arrangement is unusual for its size and circular pattern. I pressed my ear to one to see if it might yield forgotten voices or an Outlander-esque journey, but all I could hear was the wind. I suppose it’s just as well; I shouldn’t like to be stranded on Orkney centuries ago. But the stones are enchanting.

The Ring of Brodgar, Orkney www.bluemesablog.com

The Ring of Brodgar, Orkney www.bluemesablog.com

The Ring of Brodgar, Orkney www.bluemesablog.com

The Ring of Brodgar, Orkney www.bluemesablog.com

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