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... the Wednesday. I went in and had the interview I thought it was went well and they said they would let me know before the end of the day. I didn't hear anything and I was pretty disappointed about it but thought oh well I'll find something. Then on Thursday around dinner time I got a call saying if gotten the position. So I am the newest sales associate at the Edinburgh Woolen Mill in Kirkwall. A bit of ...
Today was the start of my volunteering, and it was fabulous. I got to see my first C-section, a couple of sick calves, and a very old collie. Most of the large animal work here is on beef farms, and its really interesting to see the differences in practices from the dairy farms I mostly saw in Canada. The people at NorthVet are great, and I'm really looking forward to the next couple of weeks!
... back to Orkney. Thus, there many ties to Canada.
Orkney also has been very influenced by Norway. They celebrate the Norwegian Constitution Day on May 17th.
The Pentland Firth used to be called Pictland Firth.
The Island of Copinsay has no inhabitants except sheep and was dedicated to James Fisher who was killed in an accident.
I guess these are enough ...
it's "always ourselves we find in the sea"
We have travelled up the east coast of Scotland stopping at various towns and hamlets until we made our way to the ferry terminal at the outer most edges of the mainland. Orkney islands are more norse the books say but it's still cows and sheep for the most part. Beautiful lands here. We came to walk in the neolithic sites, standing stones older ...
... hitting my back instead of my face. I tried my best to do my itinerary despite the weather. But it was just getting pretty gnarly now.
I got back in my car soaking wet, started it up with the heater blasting, then drove back to Kirkwall. Luckily, I dried fast since I was wearing waterproof pants and jacket.
I ended the day having fish and chips at a "chip shop" in Kirkwall. The fish was good but the chips (fries) were kind of stale. It was just ok.