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Nov 5, 2016 - Stromness 2

5 November: The day started with a quick paddle on the bottom step of our personal "pier" so we could say we had braved the North Sea! And in case you're wondering - it was COLD! In fact the whole day was just degrees of cold: wind, rain, hail, sunshine all combined with cold. Even the locals said it was cold. Intrepid tourists that we are, it didn't stop us from touring three significant archeological sites. First up was Skara Brae - a truely astounding Neolithic village which is about 5,000 years old and predates pyramids of Giza and...

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Nov 2, 2016 - Stromness

2 November: Yesterday morning we walked around Inverness in glorious sunshine. Many beautiful old churches and lots of bridges over the river Ness which was lined with trees in beautiful autumn yellow. The river was shallow with a stony bottom and appeared to be clean. Lisa found another music shop in which to while away time and came out with a book of bagpipe tunes compiled by William Gunn and maybe...... nah, just kidding - Lisa didn't buy bagpipes or even a practice chanter. We caught the 2 pm train to Thurso, arriving just on dark. The...

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