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... my body. I didn't Hinkley that they would ever come back down. We got back to the Clansman Inn and had a lazy afternoon, reading, talking and re packing suitcases. Now I have eaten Black Pudding and Haggis, so I didn't think that I had too many more surprises in store. Wrong. We had a group consensus that we would go and have a feed of Chinese. We ordered the following: prawn wontons, spring rolls, special flied lice, sweet and sour pork, prawns in black bean sauce, satay chicken and ...
... Edinburgh before the drive to Inverness. We ended up at Edinburgh castle and it was great to look at the history of the Scots Guards and how big a part the pipers played in their regiments. I saw a great painting which was titled the Thin Red Line, Google it I loved it. There were a few Victoria Crosses on display and I am amazed that each museum seems to have some on display, whereas ours are only displayed at the Australian War Memorial. We then loaded into the car ...
... of the Heart of Neolithic Orkney World Heritage Site. It was awesome to walk around and see something so old. You could see the rooms and entries. Apparently there is heaps more underground that they have not yet touched. There is also an old manor house nearby that belonged to the Laird and was lived in by a family in the 1950's and we were able to have a wander through as they haven't changed any of the decor or furniture. It was lovely. We then went ...
... over and we were able to get some very nice photos of the high canyon walls. It reminded me of some of the walls of the fjords in Norway. To make the setting even more special, there was a Scottish Bagpiper playing for the full effect.
The colors of this area were absolutely stunning. You had the Heather that was partially in bloom and provided a dark pink color to contrast the many shades of green. In addition, there was the purple fireweed ...
... trampled as it was previously. There is a herd of reindeer running loose in the area after being reintroduced but we didn't see any, just droppings. The weather blew in with a blast of Arctic air and almost ice pellets. We tried to look at view at the summit but it wasn't that clear and the wind was blowing so hard. It is the 6th highest point in the UK. We posed quickly for a group shot at the ...
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