Travel Blogs from Kirkwall
... So, if four constitutes a statistically significant sample, the German people are anything but the very staid and formal Volk I had met in the past.
We are now staying on Westray until Tuesday, as there is an archaeological dig underway just a couple of kilometres walk away from where we are camping. The archaeologists are very pleased to explain what they are doing and finding, so we'd like to spending time there. As one of the younger archaeologists said: ...
... br> Most mesmerised by - Andrew Gormley's sculptures at Crosby
Most luxurious accommodation - Lyzzick Hall Hotel
Most embarrassing moment - ask Judy
Most disappointing - we put on weight (but we are more muscular!)
Most helpful book "Land's End to John O'Groats" by Phil Horsley
Most helpful gadget - Garmins
Best tip - go do it and take at least 3 weeks...
... also constructed by the Italian prisoners of war.
Along side the road was an unusual sight---a totem pole carved by the Squamish First Nations and the Holm folk as a community project.
We passed many Lochs, Bays and the Atlantic Ocean, and enjoying a day of sunshine and blue skies. It was an incredibly beautiful day.
My mind is tired. That is all for ...
... St. Magnus Cathedral built of red and yellow sandstones from two different Orkney islands (red from Orkney on the Head of Holland, and yellow from Eday). Interesting history starting in 1098, but more on that when we go inside tomorrow. Here's the doorway.
For now, it’s broccoli and stilton (a cheese) soup with a bere bannock for ...
... then I went to a few other ancient sites. I walked over to an island that only has access during low tide. There are remains of very ancient settlements there, including remains of when Vikings lived there. The Vikings came to Orkney and lived too. One of the ancient burial tombs has Viking graffiti in there written in Runes.
Then I went to a place called the Broch of Gurness. This was very interesting. I want to say that so far on my ...