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I'm heading down to Sussex to stay with my aunt Monica and then on to visit friends in London where I will meet Michael on Saturday at his sister Maya's. Bye bye my beautiful Orkney. My home to which we will return in 14 months time.
Time to go walkabout ...
... out later was Marney and she 'chooses' people to walk with out to the tomb. She trotted ahead of me but kept stopping and checking to see if I was still there and sometimes waited until I had caught up. She stayed with me for the whole walk. When I arrived alone at the tomb I looked down into the dark passageway. The only way in is to lie down on a trolley and pull yourself along by hanging onto the rocks of the side wall. Once inside you can stand up and there are torches to ...
... original circle contained 60 stones. There are 36 left.It is a scheduled ancient monument and was free to walk around. The Standing Stones of Stenness are just a kilometre down the road from the ring. This area of Orkney is rich in neolithic history with Maeshowe another couple of hundred metres up the road. This is a multi-chambered cairn. This chamber was constructed around the same time as the standing stones and the ring so is around ...
... booking back in Kirkwall, on the far side of the island, for 7pm which we wanted to be on time for as the lady who had taken my booking had said there was a party of twelve booked for 7:30pm. But on the north western corner of the island is another Brough, Birsay, which is famous for being the one that is on an island cut off by the rising tide, and our neckless friend had told us that the tide would be out from about 5pm to 9pm. So we thought we would at least ...
... other side of my car along with the flock of sheep.
After I got to the beach, it was here I realized I should focus on the positive, as I wrote in my previous entry. As usual, I was the only one on this beach, and it was very peaceful, with a large expanse of sand because of low tide. I laid down on the beach a while and felt better. I enjoyed the peace. The tide was coming in, and I remember laying there a while and then found that the very quiet lapping waves ...
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