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‘Brock of Gurness’

‘Brock of Gurness’

Looking at Broch’s today, which fascinate me. They must have been such dominant dwelling in the Iron Age landscape, being 6 - 13m in height. With a double wall skin linked with slabs of stone and a round internal living space. We first went first to the...

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‘Ring of Brodgar’

‘Ring of Brodgar’

This morning we quickly bought supplies and headed out to the Neolithic, Skara Brae. Which was fab (you might have noticed that I like these historic sites!) Again much more complex than we had expected. You could get a real feel for how the people would...

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‘Scapa Flow’

‘Scapa Flow’

A4 Watercolour sketch of rain blowing across Scapa Flow, with the Hills of Hoy, Cava and Orphir in the distance. Viewed from the little island of Hunda. Not for sale © Copyright Nick Watton. All Rights Reserved.

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‘The Tomb of the Eagles’

‘The Tomb of the Eagles’

We have driven from Kirkwall down across the Scapa Flow barriers to South Ronaldsay and ‘The Tomb of the Eagles’. So called because the tomb along with human remains also contained the bones & feathers of 14 Sea Eagles. We really enjoyed this, being...

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‘Orphir Round Kirk’

‘Orphir Round Kirk’

We set off from Stromness, after paying our camping dues at the bakery, heading for the metropolis of Kirkwall. We stopped off at Orphir Bay to have a look at the Earl’s Bu, Round Kirk and Orkneyinga Saga Visitor Centre (which was excellent and very...

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‘Moose Tower’

‘Moose Tower’

Tuesday Had a look around ‘The Earl’s Palace’ in Kirkwall, which was well worth the £1.80 entrance fee!It took us longer than we thought it would, it being quite involved, so lunch was also quickly sorted out too. We are headed to South Ronaldsay via the...

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