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Scapa Flow

By 13th February 2022 No Comments

Scapa Flow

Photo taken from St Margaret’s Hope, on the Orkney island of South Ronaldsay,  looking Roughly North North West across Scapa Flow. The house in the distance is probably on the island of Burray.

The word scarper may come from Cockney slang Scapa Flow = Go, but this may have reinforced an original etymology derived from the Italian scappare. 

Photo Credit: Dave Norton.

More about Scapa Flow on Wikipedia.

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