Shortest flight in the world to small island

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Kirkwall Cathedral
I woke up early. First stop: Highland Park whisky distillery in Kirkwall. People who drink single malt know know what I'm writing about. Highland Park is one of the best whiskys in the world! I was there before the first guidet tour. I wasn't surprised when it turned out, that I was the only guest there :) The guide showed me all buildings and process of making single malt scotch. God! She thought from my accent that I'm Scottish! Later on I took the bus to the airport. The small 8-seat airplane took me first to Westray Island and than started again to land after 1 and half minute, again: 1 min 30 seconds (!) on another, smaller Papa Westray island. It's the shortest sheduled flight in the world! Just me and one older lady on board! I felt like taking taxi! That was also extremaly cheap: about 12 GBP for 4 flights! The island is one of my favorite places I've been to.
Knap of Howar
In the only hostel just 3 more travellers. This day I planned to see the biggest treasure - Knap of Howar - the oldest standing house in norhern Europe. Built before Egipt pytamides! I've found it near the beach, with tiny fence. Nobody there! I could walk around the rooms and see how people lived 4000 years ago! Later on I took the walk along the coast. It took me to small bird obserwatory (great binoculars provided for tourists for free). It was North Hill nature reserve. I came back to the hostel though two beautiful empty sandy beaches. Later taht day I made a walk along southern shore of the Islands. Quite impressive kliffs, ocean, lots of birds, sheep, wildness and fog! Such different than my Warsaw!     
Aditu says:
I always wanted to see those islands, but we ran out of time. Next trip I guess :)
Posted on: Aug 01, 2007
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Kirkwall Cathedral
Kirkwall Cathedral
Knap of Howar
Knap of Howar
Papa Westray house
Papa Westray house
Papay landscape
Papay landscape
Papa Westray
Papa Westray
Fog, cows, rocks...
Fog, cows, rocks...
Papay main road
Papay main road
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photo by: ariosa