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... to see it in real life, as I had seen docos about it. We only had an hour so unfortunately it didn't give us much time to spend in the visitor centre, which had very interesting, interactive displays. Still, it was good to see it, the docos don't give you the feel of the surrounding environment. The Orkneys are extremely windy, and Andy told us a story about a big gale that blew all the chooks off the island, all the way to Norway. Soon after the feather ...
... the wind, few houses, the craggy inland hills covered with pink heather - it's beautiful country and in the winter it must be so cold and windswept all year round. Had difficulty getting shots from the bus because I wasn't on the sea side.
Into Wick in the early afternoon. We did not do the option offered to go out to the Castle of Mey but instead wandered along the waterfront of the town.
Today we are leaving Durness, the most north westerly village in Britain, heading for John O'Groats, the most north easterly village. It's about 80 miles away. It's another glorious day and I'm sad to be leaving behind the beautiful sandy beaches but something tells me we'll be back this way again!
The first part of our journey takes us on a long drive on a single track road around a loch. It ...
... is an airforce base and we could see a jet flying over us several times (must have been practicing landing and taking off) before flying far out over the north sea. Next we called into Fort George at the entrance to Moray Firth as we have been told it was a good place to see the dolphins. None today, but Jim walked to the desk for paying to enter the fort, and since it was quite a way in he managed to see alot. He said it was huge but at £8.90 each we weren't going ...
... so I went with Charlie and Linda.
We all went up to the Crow’s Nest for a while after the show and met up with Trevor, until it was time to go into the Conservatory for the Syndicate Quiz. Two other couples joined our team to make it up to the maximum of six. We felt as if we were doing really well, and sure enough we won – by one point. We therefore ...