Description

This curve is made using clear glass fired with enamels and slumped onto a curved mould. This measures 29 x12cm.

Windwick is found in South Ronaldsay and is a favourite place to visit. In November you will find the shoreline strewn with mothers and their baby seals. A wonderful sight to behold.

Here’s what Orkney.com have to say about Windwick Bay

Follow the road signs and windy road and you’ll eventually reach a small car park. Beyond is a stunning scene – a rocky shore at the head of a wide bay, complete with rolling waves, jagged sea-stacks and looming cliffs. Stop for a while to take it all in. If you catch it on a wild day, the views are even more spectacular.

During the summer months you’ll see seabirds surrounding the cliffs of Hesta Head, and the autumn brings grey seals into shore for the pupping season. The bay also forms part of an excellent network of walks in South Ronaldsay. The east-coast route takes you up onto the cliffs overlooking Windwick so you can get a better view of the sea-stacks, seabirds and other geological delights as you head north. Take care when walking though as conditions can be tricky.

The area also has a tragic wartime history. In January 1918, two Royal Navy destroyers, HMS Narborough and HMS Opal, were on patrol east of Orkney and got caught in a blizzard. In the stormy conditions both vessels ended up wrecked on the rocks at Windwick with the loss of 188 men. Only one sailor survived. The tragic event is marked with a small memorial at the car park.