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... Ladyship, Penny, Countess of Caithness and
John Sinclair, Viscount of Thurso and Marion, Viscountess of Thurso
Alexander James Richard Sinclair, Lord Berriedale and Nicki Carlton
Sir William Sinclair and Lady Priya Sinclair
Fred Inkster U.S. Executive Director
Tom Robinson, Texas Director
Andrew Mowat and the wonderful, caring staff at the Seaview Hotel, John O' ...
... and met me outside. Apparently you aren't allowed to take off on your own as you could knick something precious. No photos are to be taken inside. Apparently this is the rule in all these castles as someone stole expensive lace to order at Anne Hathaways cottage so now photographs are forbidden. I wonder how many people will still go if they find out they can't photograph anything. We head back to Wick so we'll be late getting back. ...
... to drive between the islands on the Churchill Barriers, a series of causways built by Italian POWs in WW2 to prevent German submarines sneaking into Scapa Flow from the North Sea. This was after one had already got through the defences and sunk the battleship HMS Royal Oak.
We visited the Orkney capital Kirkwall, and the second city Stromness, and were able to spend time in both. The viking history of Orkney settlement is reflected in many village names and ...
... br> On to the Highland Park Distillery to check out the making of single malts. Had a tasting - sharp, could smell the aroma of peat and sherry. Took a Guided tour of operations, very interesting.
Lunch at a pub on Orkney.
Then on to Scara Brae to roam through the Neolithic Village. The area was recently exposed by heavy seas which washed away a lot of the sand dune area. Archaeologists then began to ...
... the ride from Thurso to John O'Groats as we often are overlooking the ocean (North Sea) and the previous headwind is either a tailwind or crosswind. Either is better than a headwind. We again make good time to Wick and will arrive not long after 2:00pm. Just as we get close to Wick, a chap on a road bike shouts out "only 880 miles to go", thinking we are just setting out on the journey. We pass so quickly we don't have time to correct ...