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Travel Blogs from Kirkwall
Last trip of the summer probably. We had hoped to go the Shetlands but the travel content of the journey is too much. Another evening departure from here put us into Tain for the night before onto the ferry the next day. The Orkneys are a bit different, full of history both recent and ancient.
Scapa Flow, the big bay in the middle that was home to the British Fleet during WW2. Must have been a fantastic sight to ...
... I had Fish & Chips. Both were excellent. The afternoon's activities included an art auction, a flair bartending demonstration, and trivia. In the evening we skipped the show as we have an early morning tomorrow - 7:45 port of call in the Scottish Highlands town 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 ...