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Aug 3, 2004 - Orkney Islands - Mainland

I love this place! This is Viking territory. Over 1000 neolithic sites have been found here - a greater concentration than any other place in Europe. It's very pastoral but then it's very wild since it's in the North Sea & it's cold as heck here even in the summer. It gets very misty & rainy but also clears up relatively quickly & becomes quite clear & beautiful. We went to so many 5000 year old tombs & saw henges & forts (brochs) & ruined stone buildings that could have been 100 yrs old or 2500 yrs old. So many very old houses & barns,...

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