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... in their UK Motorhome around Scotland for 6 months. They had just recently traveled the States in their USA Motorhome and, over a few wines, gave us lots of tips about travelling there next year. However, as we tried to get to sleep later, the howling wind and rain, coupled with the buffeting wind rocking the truck, caused us to move camp back to the village at 10.30 ...
... is magnificent. Had an extremely rough ferry ride back especially where the Atlantic met the North Sea. No none allowed on deck, many ill, not Bob nor I. Dozens of seals riding the waves. Terence said it was the worst crossing he had experienced! Dinner back at Wick- an extremely heavy fog in Wick. Crossed the Churchill barriers which are a series of four causeways, linking the smaller islands with the Orkney mainland. ...
... water to Iceland. At 12,000' this time we also didn't have to use supplemental oxygen like we did on the trip over the Atlantic. The higher we go, the stronger the headwinds, and with the broken stratus clouds nicely below us, 12,000' was just fine. Eating and drinking was also surely easier with the O2 masks on. We opted to land in Keflavik because our friendly previous service here (I'm writing at the FBO). Plus, being Sunday and with our arrival time after 8pm, it's often ...
... pushing me so that will be an easy 50 miles and a youth hostel (yes they will let me in as it's not just for youths and I am CRB checked anyway) or push on to Dornoch which is 75 miles with at least half of it on the A9 (apparently quite busy and a reputation for - well I can't say it here as that would be tempting fate).
Sleepy time and in the morning the first hurdle is porridge, full Scottish, toast and tea, nay bother!
... century and the building was no longer occupied following a bombardment by cannon in 1680. Perched on the cliff edge the stone layers of the building seem to merge gradually into the horizontal rock strata beneath.
Two miles further along is Ackergill Tower. This is a five storey oblong tower house first referred to in 1538. Following a £2 million renovation in opened as a 5-star hotel in 2012. ...