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The Winds of Hoy

As I promised, here are a couple of videos we took while at the Old Man of Hoy. You will want to have your sound on to get the full effect.

This first video was taken with me standing at the edge of the bluff so that I could get both the head and the seastack. I had my elbows clinched against my sides to try to keep the camera still.

When I played it back on my camera, I noticed the birds for the first time and was intrigued. So I laid down on my stomach at the edge with my elbows on the ground to take this one. The birds were trying very hard to land on their nests on the sides of the bluff, but they had to float in, turn their backsides to the wall and hope the wind would push them at just the right speed to the rock. It was entertaining to see them try over and over again. And it was gratifying when one of them finally succeeded.

If you look at the rocks in the right, you will see the shadow of my hair blowing straight up.

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This must have been incredible to witness in person. Thanks for sharing the amazing views.

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