Castles & ancient ruins, Orkney, Scotland

Orkney (part 3) – seas of unimaginable blue

It's been a hectic couple of weeks involving lots of Scottish travel, but I've finally managed to sit still long enough to write the third and final part of my Orkney blog (here’s a reminder of part 2). Writing this blog has stirred wonderful memories, transporting me back to the magical Northern Isles that stole… Continue reading Orkney (part 3) – seas of unimaginable blue

Orkney, Scotland

Orkney (part 2) – A brough too far

Our second day on Orkney began bright and early.  A hint of blue sky through a dusty skylight and we jumped out of bed with gazelle like agility.  Despite our depressing surroundings I felt happy at the prospect of spending a day outdoors, exploring under blue skies. (Here’s a reminder of day one it). I… Continue reading Orkney (part 2) – A brough too far

Castles & ancient ruins, Orkney, Scotland, Standing stones & cairns

Orkney (part 1) – The Tomb of the Wee Dugs 

We recently spent 3 fantastic days zipping around Orkney, taking in the sights.  We managed to see and do so much, yet we barely scratched the surface.  I want to share some of the wonders of Orkney with you, but one blog won't do it justice, so I've decided to dedicate three blogs to the… Continue reading Orkney (part 1) – The Tomb of the Wee Dugs