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... start for us to catch a 7am ferry, and then a brilliant ride home via the north coast, Tongue, and lots of narrow back-roads. Apart from a bit of rain and a very slippery road on the way to the ferry, weather was perfect. About 6 hours to get home and chill before work the next day.
Reading book at the moment called "Touching the World: A Blind Woman; Two Wheels; 25000miles". Available on Amazon. ...
Today is a "Sea Day", which means that the boat doesn't stop anywhere at all. That could be boring but the cruise line does a great job of keeping us entertained. First, for lunch we had a traditional British Pub Lunch - Richard had the Bangers & Mash (sausages and ...
... the largest island of the Orkneys) visiting
- Brough of Birsay, an island with a Pictish and Viking settlement (nice)
- A restored fisherman's hut in use since Viking times (lovely cliff path walk)
- A working water mill (Excellent)
- Broch of Furness, a fortified iron age settlement (good)
- Kirkwall (again) for coffee and lunch ...
... which has a specific enzyme in its liver that enables it to tolerate the alginates in seaweed, but makes it intolerant of excessive grass consumption. The sheep die from copper toxicity if they get onto pasture for too long. The islanders do not slaughter the lambs, but the mutton is lean and has a distinctive flavour, hence the 'special' meal last night. And, yes, it was: exactly as described.
With Jen's professional background and having been raised on a sheep property, ...
... excavation. This was a marvellous opportunity as it translated our visit from viewing a jumble of old rock walls into a jumble of old rock walls that meant something! The story they tell is fascinating, as was the insight into professional archaeological practices. There is a website for follow-up (www.orkneyjar.com).
We next day we caught the bus out to Skara Brae, a neolithic village that was discovered in 1850 when a severe Atlantic storm blew the sand away from ...
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