RePlace Orkney Update 2013

It’s a long time since the Balfour Battery yarnwife and her charges has had a visit – but there they (almost all) are, having survived the winter cold and gales. The yarnwife and her bag of swag don’t seem perturbed by their winter experience.

Resized Balfour yarnwife in situ 22 March 2012

Nearly a year since they arrived at the Balfour Battery, South Ronaldsay, the yarnwife and her bag look remarkably fit!

Nearly a year since they arrived at the Balfour Battery, South Ronaldsay, the yarnwife and her bag look remarkably fit

Balfour Battery yarnwife has watched over her treasures carefully over the winter. Not only is she looking good, but nothing has gone missing since July 2012 – a mean feat.

And she was part of a Radio Orkney Tullimentan broadcast on 27 March too (link: https://soundcloud.com/radio-orkney/tullimentan-march-2013 for interview in the last 12 minutes of the programme), so she has every right to feel pleased with herself.

Things have not fared so well at the Brough of Birsay. Birsay yarnwife has always been a bit wayward, and went roving last summer. She returned to the Brough of Birsay to take care of her treasures in August 2012. But since then she has left again. Who knows where she is now?

Birsay yarnwife when she originally arrived at Birsay in May 2012. Has she been seen on her travels recently? Please post to the blog if you have seen her.

Birsay yarnwife when she originally arrived at Birsay in May 2012. Has she been seen on her travels recently? Please post to the blog if you have seen her.

Birsay yarnwife’s treasures look a bit neglected, but most of them seem to have managed on their own. Maybe Birsay yarnwife took one or two things with her when she last went roaming.

The Wideford Hill wifie has managed better over the winter. All her treasures are still there and with a little spring cleaning they look pretty much as they ever did. She has had a visit from Hegasaer as well, to make sure everything is in order.

At Wideford Hill the only thing that has gone missing is the yarnwife's bag of  shell-sand swag

At Wideford Hill the only thing that has gone missing is the yarnwife’s bag of shell-sand swag

Even the butterfly which landed on the gatepost last summer has stuck out the winter weather.

 

Resized 72 dpi RePlace Wideford Hill Butterfly 28 March 2013

Hegasaer taking in the view across the Bay of Firth

Hegasaer taking in the view across the Bay of Firth

Wideford yarnwife after a winter on watch

Wideford yarnwife after a winter on watch

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