It's a fascinating place, with plenty to see. The UK's tallest land-built lighthouse, exhibitions showing how life on the island has developed over the centuries, and the famous seaweed-eating sheep. The 13-mile stone dyke that encircles the island keeps the sheep on the beach where they live on the abundant seaweed.
I stayed overnight in the hostel at the North Ronaldsay Bird Observatory for £34.50 include a very tasty and filling dinner.
|The ten-seater Loganair Britten Norman Islander refuels at Kirkwall ready for the hop across to North Ronaldsay|
|The plane is a vital link between North Ronaldsay and the outside world|
|Cool views all the way across|
|The little plane is noisy, but the views more than make up for that|
|Cycling is a great way to get around this 4-mile x 2-mile island|
|The tallest onshore lighthouse in the UK at 42m and with 176 steps|
|Bike against the lighthouse for scale - it's a whopper!|
|The ferry m.v. Earl Thorfinn|
|The ferry brings all the farm machinery and vehicles onto North Ronaldsay|
|No roll-on roll-off at North Ronaldsay|
|The North Ronaldsay Bird Observatory|
|A sparrowhawk found in the bird observatory's ringing nets|
|Alex Wright and Jack Straw with Yours Truly on North Ronaldsay|