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- Free High-Speed Internet
- Free parking
- Pets allowed
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... world and i'm slowly introducing granddad to the wonders of technology. Hopefully he will be up to getting a tablet come Christmas so he can keep in contact with mum and the rest of us. He likes that he can see mum when he's calling her I think. It will be awesome to Skype Mum and Dad and Heather on Christmas morning, hopefully it will feel just like i'm at home. Christmas is nearing... So for the first time in a long time I am actually ...
... the bronze, iron, Picts, Vikings and then evolved to today. There are lots of historic sites from each age on the Islands. The museum was very comprehensive. The British navy used the Scara flow as it's base in WWII and WWI. There are a lot of ship wrecks in the Scara Flow. Churchill built barriers in WWII to connect 3 islands to the mainland and to stop the passage of German U Boats. Hopefully the weather tomorrow will be less windy and ...
... 5:45 p.m.. Anyways I shared a taxi with a lady and her daughter. It saved money for us both and since we were headed in the same direction it made sense. We had a long wait ahead of us, but thankfully I had Internet and could surf away. I put on a movie on my tablet for the little girl to watch. Soon enough we had to head over to the other terminal to get our tickets and board the boat.
Once on the boat the captain came on and said as we left the pier there would ...
... have missed that for the world either. Another unforgettable odour to add to Life's sensory catalogue - alongside drying fish (especially fish heads), and rotting seaweed on the machair of a traditional croft.
Well, dear reader, with those final thoughts to savour, that'll be it for this week. Our next blog will probably be from Lerwick in the Shetlands, as we leave Kirkwall by overnight ferry on Thursday night at 2345.
Jen joins me in sending love and big hugs.
We have arrived in Orkney on a windy and rainy Sunday afternoon, but now a few hours later the sun is peeping through and making the surface of the loch sparkle. I'm looking forward to lovely cups of tea, good Orkney food and drink, walks outdoors, historical explorations and down time with the little ...