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We moved to a remote island—when will it feel like home?

We came with the right attitude, and the right kind of energy. But it’s hard to let go of the familiar

By Cal Flyn   Winter Special

Illustration: Kate Hazell

When we arrived in Orkney the coast was alive with seabirds. But with the approach of winter, our cliffs fell silent. I couldn’t help but mourn the disappearance of the puffins and the razorbills and all the rest; the coast seemed bereft.

For a few days, I felt a flicker of doubt. This far-northern landscape, with its long smooth arcs of land, uncluttered…

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