Monday, May 11, 2009


Posting a bit late, but we went up to the Orkney Islands and wandered around the neolithic and viking remains on the islands (as well as the much more modern stuff at Scapa Flow and the Churchill Barriers.

Absolutely glorious! Well, rainy a bit, and the wind was ferocious, but the islands are gorgeous and well worth the ferry ride out. We visited Skara Brae, Maes Howe, Mine Howe, a couple of stone circles, and the viking-built St Magnus Chapel (among other things). Gorgeous!

We took the car over on the ferry. A lot of the guidebooks recommend renting a car on the main island to save the cost, but since we're living out of the car, really, we didn't want to schlep our stuff that much.

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