The Orkney Hotel
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... she is from New Zealand) joined me in the empty forward lounge I had slept in the night before. We chatted for a while and then we were joined by a group of people of whom two were teachers (on from Newbiggin by the Sea).
As the ferry set off, I felt very happy to have had this experience and a bit sad that it was over. The sun came out early evening as we sailed north in order to slowly make our way back to Kirkwall.
... the codes, passwords, etc. are mind boggling, but I know that it is not something I can learn over night. My boss Mandy has told me that there is no way I am going to learn everything in six weeks, or even in six months. She has been in the business for over 30 years and she is learning and retraining all the time. I think the next few weeks are going to be very busy and a very big adjustment, but hopefully I will settle in soon.
I just want to ...
... Tesco's next door, where I found a Winter coat I really like but couldn't afford. We went to Mattaland next door where I found some slipper boots, and a new set of flannel bed sheets. sssssoooo comfy!!! i find it super hard to get out of bed now in the morning. Everyone headed off to look for curtains in a Linen & Things type store, while I headed to Hobby Craft......bad idea. I equate letting me in there to letting a crack addict into a crack house. I went a little crazy ...
... ahold of that ball and get it to the waterfront and into the water with it. It can get quite physical. At one time there was a women's game but it got so dangerous and so many ended up in hospital that now only men can play.
It has been a lovely, sunny day with a cool breeze. Tomorrow will be another tour of incredible sites. ...
it's "always ourselves we find in the sea"
We have travelled up the east coast of Scotland stopping at various towns and hamlets until we made our way to the ferry terminal at the outer most edges of the mainland. Orkney islands are more norse the books say but it's still cows and sheep for the most part. Beautiful lands here. We came to walk in the neolithic sites, standing stones older ...