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... been! It's right on the Atlantic, but I think the wind (a gale?!) was straight from the Arctic! Time to squeeze something else in! So drove East & South to see the Churchill Barriers & the Italian Chapel. The southern Orkney Islands form one of the biggest protected harbours in the world - Scapa Flow. This was home to British fleet in WW1 & WW2. At start of WW2, a uboat snuck in & sunk a battleship. Churchill's answer was to dam up the eastern ...
... to wait and see for the next week. I'll wait for the next paper to come out and see what it holds in store.
Whew, again I left it too long and it took me two days to write. There won't be many more exciting updates for a little while since life is going to be pretty slow. I also have no signal at Grandad's. I will let you know if anything interesting happens, like getting a job or going to Glasgow to visit my friends happens.
Miss you all
... a back garden which I am sure many would love to have. The stones are broken pieces from other structures.
In the museum, is a display of leather balls for a game called Ba'. This game is played on Christmas day and New Years day. A ball is released from front of St. Magnus Cathedral and the object for the huge crowd is ...
... wind coming off the North Sea, but has awe-inspiring seascapes and genuinely warm, friendly people. Kirkwall is the main town and capital of the Orkney Islands. It has a population of about 8500. Orkney is famous for its stone age archeological sites; six site are UNESCO World Heritage Sites and are said to be the best preserved stone age site in the world.
Another Chamber of Commerce day!! We docked at ...
... ferry from Kirkwall to Westray being met at Rapness pier by Catherine and briefly meeting Mabel and Sinclair Bain with one of their children and partner who's names escape me at this stage but I'm sure Moyra will remind me of.
We then travelled up to Pierowall and the barn hostel at Chalmesquoy where we checked in and got sorted before heading to Jock and Myrtles at Santair? for our first meal on Westray. It was great to catch up with them both and share news as well as ...