Angle of Vision
But John, have you seen the world, said he,
Trains and tramcars and sixty-seaters,
Cities in lands across the sea -
Giotto's tower and the dome of ST. Peters?
No, but I've seen the arc of the earth,
From the Birsay shore, like the edge of a planet,
And the lifeboat plunge through the Pentland Firth
To a cosmic tide with the men that man it
And so will you. You intrepid Orkney Expeditioneers. You too will sail between the islands of Orkney. You too will see the sun set over these beautiful and isolated islands. You too will see seas and lands that most RIBsters will only ever dream of seeing. You too will feel the clean sharp wind and spray of the islands in your face. For you are an Orkney Expeditioneer. However be warned. Once you too have been, you too will have felt the magic of the islands and you too will have to return someday.....