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... coast and on the east are the western homes are typically whitewashed stucco looking designs while the ones on the east are more made of gray stone. Also, it is really flat on the west which has encouraged larger towns and more traffic. I like the western side much better.
Decided just to push on and arrive early enough to get dinner before getting on the ferry. I was taking my car along to Orkney so I was curious how much of a ...
... glasses of their beer. This was larger than we expected. I only liked two of the three, and they weren't any that I would purchase. The lunch was a bowl of a tomato based soup and four half sandwiches - ham, egg salad, chicken salad and cheese., Our next stop was Skra Brae, the neolithic settlement of prehistoric houses from around 5,000 years ago that were uncovered by a storm in 1850. Most of the village was half underground for protection from ...
... last time) we were able to see The Old Man of Hoy – a huge rock formation left by the wind and rain doing their work. The cliffs were reddish with patches of green and Old Man Hoy was magnificent. Then we got a real oooh and aaaah moment as the mist started to form offshore and a rainbow formed and came right over the Old Man. Shivers and goosebumps. The crossing ...
... he was our host, and had overheard my conversation with his wife and come down to pick us up! It was a great introduction to a lovely B&B, extremely friendly and comfortable.
Once we had settled in, we set off to walk along the "esplanade" (for want of a better word - a tarred path on the edge of the cliffs) into town for dinner. Spent a few minutes in the ruins of Old St Peter's church, and searched for a pub for dinner. We met a wonderful woman out waking her two ...
... once more only to discover that Murray was about to serve for the match so we listened to that final nail-biting game in the car park.
An excellent final day of four. A big thank you to David for all his driving and enjoyable company.
Distance covered 12.6 miles.
Total distance covered 818 miles
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