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17th. Woke to a foggy day but it lifted by lunchtime and the rest of the day was sunny. We tried to see Maeshowe another 4000 year old settlement but found you had to book and they booked out for the day. They sent us down the road to see another one which by the way free to enter and no one there. We then went back to Dounby to see a shop that sells ...
Another great day of scenery today through the rugged Scottish Highlands. Also a very interesting day as our lunch stop was at a beautiful small town of Durness where we got a great deal of inside knowledge into everything around as our tour guide used to be the head teacher there and knew just about everyone and everything about the whole area and it's history.
Weather was mostly good again although somewhat ...
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!
I am so excited also because while walking through a Victorian Marketplace in Inverness, I asked about my maternal family name of McCulloch and the information was found with history and family shield.
On the way to Thurso, there were times when almost all the fields around were a bright yellow. I asked a very helpful lady sitting with me about it and found out they are rapeseed oil. It looks very much ...
... that night (I don't think I've whinged on this blog about the APPALLING coverage in Britain, but believe me, it's appalling!) Clootie is a Scots word for "cloth" and this kind of pilgrimage site appears all over the Celtic world. There is always a spring of water and a tree, and the idea is for anyone suffering from some sort of ailment to take a piece of cloth (these days, generally a piece of clothing) and dip it in the water of the spring and wash the affected part of the ...