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... well. And she made a yummy sticky date pudding for dessert.
Gary was very interested in seeing the videos of the cowshed and how it operated and asked lots of questions. He showed me a photo of a large calfeteria that a friend of his had sent him when he worked on a farm near Balfour for a while. He thought that calling them a calfeteria was hilarious. He also go me to find our farm on Google maps and show him ...
... in the wine aisle.
Sheila stopped at the petrol station opposite Clickimin Broch so I jumped out into the drizzle and took some photos from the road.
Back to Sheila and George's and dinner and then as it was a nice evening and not too windy or cold, we walked down to the beach below George and Sheila's house on Fladdabister bay. I had fun fossicking amongst the rocks on the beach and looking at the distorted rocks and faults in the cliff. There was ...
... and a child's bed and some spinning wheels. The floor was wet in places as something had leaked over the winter. The cows must have been small as the byres were tiny.
Sheila took the girls back to warm up and get lunch ready and Lexi and I went back to Troswick and Ian took me for a walk through the boggy paddock to see the water mill. Thank goodness Sheila had borrowed rubber boots (gumboots) for us to use. Ian has recently reroofed the building ...
The weather north of Edinburgh was a bit rough so we went above the clouds to 11,000 feet. Girls both slept most of the way.
I saw Fair Isle as we came down through the clouds and then we came in a different way to normal from what the guys behind me said with a steep bank over Sumburgh Head then onto the runway.
George and Sheila met us and the car rental ...
We cycled together along the well-lit road into town-and then parted as we booked into our different hostels. We made our way to the small family-run Orcades Hostel, who had kindly left out the keys to our room and the Bikeshed for our very late arrival (a common occurrence here on the Orkney's due to the arrival times of the ferries.). We are taking another rest day here, before we head out tomorrow, back into the elements!