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Travel Blogs from Marykirk
The past two weeks I have experienced the real meaning of the words hard work and perseverance! University work has taken over my life and really tested me in terms of my academic abilities. With assignment deadlines and completing my Spanish module 4 weeks ahead of schedule it's safe to say I feel somewhat relieved that the majority of the work was handed in today! But now the real challenge ...
... Pictures don't do it justice. I was incredibly picturesque, sitting on this large hill of rocks right on the water. As I hiked up to the castle I kept thinking about how the people that lived there must have been incredibly fit! The buildings that survived are from around the 15th and 16th century but it's believed that the site was inhabited in the Early Middle Ages. This castle is best known as the place where the Scottish crown jewels were hidden from Oliver Cromwell's army in ...
... that it was easier to skate in them that take steps. It was ridiculous!
Once I was on the ice, everything I had learnt in Hobart came back to me and I was gliding across the ice like an ice...not princess...an ice...something a bit less than a princess.
This was until i forgot that I had a tow-pick and that if it touched the ice, I would have every chance of face planting.
And let me tell you.
It was not a fall to knees and then a little skid kind ...
Today was a day I had looked to for a very long time!
I was going ice-skating with Katie, Jean and her family.
I met Katie at her place just before lunch and we hung out a bit before meeting Jean and going down to the ice rink.
It was so nice to meet her family! New friends and they share the same sense of humour than Jean and I have.
... off looking through them there were different flower tents and vegetable tents some of the vegetables were huge shades of the old English movies where they had the biggest turnip competition well believe me they do grow them big here.
After Lunch we wandered around some more and had a look at the displays of wood turning and chain saw carving then it was time to head back home and get ready for the Orkney part of the trip, so see you all in the Orkneys.