Royal Hotel, Caithness
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... arrived with his two ships, but then Håkon treacherously turned up with eight ships. Magnus was captured and offered to go into exile or prison, but an assembly of chieftains insisted that one earl must die. Håkon's standard bearer refused to execute Magnus, and an angry Håkon made his cook Lifolf kill Magnus. Magnus prayed to God for Lifolf, and then told him to strike him in the head with the axe, because a beheading was not a ...
This morning was spent walking around Inverness and taking pictures. Therefore, the first half of today's pictures are from Inverness.
This was another great day with new sights, new conversations with very nice people and a super train ride way up North. We began in Inverness and ended in Thurso. I am sitting in a very old and quaint B & B.
Before we left, we had a good and filling breakfast at our B & B ...
... tie the clootie up on the tree. As the cloth rots away and returns to the earth, the ailment will disappear too. Of course in pre-Christian times, the spirit of the well was an Earth Spirit; later it was a saint, but the way the wells are used has remained absolutely unchanged over millennia.
We had some trouble finding the well, getting thoroughly lost in the tangle of paths through the lovely woodland, turning golden almost before our eyes at present, but ...
... alone an Earl.
The plan was to fill the car with petrol, drop me and the luggage off at the ferry port, then return the car to the car-hire just up the hill. However, as we came into the ferryport we were rather startled to see the big sign advertising the next sailing as 4:45 pm!! I went in to enquire and was told that yes, the morning sailing is at 11am, but today there is no morning sailing on the timetable!! Swear and curse!! It's such a pain not ...
... one door of the two-carriage train can fit opposite the platform, so the conductor announces which door it will be and all the departing passengers - well, both of them - get off there. As we came into one, I remarked on the fact that the houses' windows were only a few metres from the train, and wouldn't you have to get used to the train noise? Gray said that there probably weren't that many trains. As we left, overhanging branches slapped against the train windows - so clearly not ...
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- Free parking