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Visiting an 1800s water mill in Orkney.

Click Mill

Time for a little visit to Click Mill, a fully restored water mill built in the early 1820s, and was operational until the mid-1880s.

The tradition of horizontal water mills in northern and western Scotland dates back to Norse times. The Click Mill at Dounby is one of the best surviving examples of this kind of mill. (Historic Enviroment Scotland)

Visiting an 1800s water mill in Orkney.

Inside the mill, there is still the full machinery. These kinds of mills are quite genius designs, making the best of a low head and volume of water.

Visiting an 1800s water mill in Orkney.

Click Mill is quite hidden in the landscape, might that have been intentional to avoid paying the landlord?

Visiting an 1800s water mill in Orkney.Visiting an 1800s water mill in Orkney.

Burgar Hill Wind Farm

On my way back to Evie I stopped near the Burgar Hill Wind Farm, to enjoy the views over Orkney.

View from Burgar wind farm over Orkney

These windmills are huge!

View from Burgar wind farm over Orkney

Sands of Evie

Walking along the sands of Evie in Orkney.

The beach in Evie goes towards the Broch of Gurness – a wonderful place to take a walk and just enjoy the views and sounds.

Walking along the sands of Evie in Orkney.Walking along the sands of Evie in Orkney.

Walking along the sands of Evie in Orkney.Walking along the sands of Evie in Orkney.

View towards Rousay, may destination for the next day.

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