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And so all good things must end and Sinclairs always end things in a big way. Our formal farewell took place at Mackays in Wick. What a great place! We were all sporting our tartans and regalia (well, those who could legally do so in Scotland wore regalia). In all seriousness, I would like to thank our wonderful Chief, cousin and host, the Right Honorable Malcolm Sinclair, Earl of Caithness ...
... her summer home after her hubby King Edward died. Charles and Camilla now use it a couple of weeks a year, the rest of the time its open to tourists. Charlie needs the money for upkeep!!
Weather was pretty good all day- sunny, dry but coolish, 15C
Wow big day!!!
Final note: met a really nice Scottsman in the lou- Rodie MacKay, quite a character, a real talker. Invited me to the wedding reception he was attending. He had many stories and lots of relatives in Ottawa and ...
... we got to the spiral staircase that was not only very steep but very narrow I knew I'd have to get out. Garry got trapped behind everyone and I couldn't turn around to get him to come with me so I just kept going. Eventually I caught up with the 1st group as we'd been divided into 2 groups as it's a very small castle, and I made it outside to wait for Garry. He eventually just barged out as he couldn't stand being in such a ...
... and dogs. There are two other Australian couples here as well, and it's nice to hear a familiar accent, rather than the German we've been mostly hearing.
Yesterday we got up early and caught the ferry to the Orkneys. What an incredible day we had looking around five or so of the islands, mostly righting the historical mistakes we learnt at school. The story of Scapa Flow (note the lack of an "r" in Scapa) is amazing and spanned both world wars.
... are in for an early lunch. Large marquees are being set up in a field - we find out that there is a car rally on this weekend and also a group of 700 cyclists setting off to do the End to End journey Our final leg is to get to Wick to catch the train. We know that it is (only) 30 kilometres to Wick and we can get either the local bus or a taxi if needed. Seeing neither when we are ready to go, we decide to simply ride anyway. It is not a bad ride, actually a lot more ...