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Wednesday, 1 June 2016

The Orkneys - Wednesday 25th May

Wednesday 25th May 2016
Today is crew changeover day with Justin catching a 16:45 ferry to Scrabster and Colin and Sue Watts arriving by plane to Kirkwall this afternoon.

However with a morning ahead to explore the island we called a taxi to take us to the Ring of Brodgar standing stones and from there to the Neolithic village at Skara Brae.

The standing stones at the Ring of Brodgar
The museum was excellent, but most amazing are the actual houses, now roofless, and re-exposed to the elements 5,500 years after they were occupied. A sandstorm had apparently buried the houses and the settlement which had been occupied for 600 years was abandoned. the stone furniture, beds, food stores etc were impressive. We also looked round the grand house at Skara Brae, kept as a period piece.
Neolithic stone dwellings at Skara Brae

Back in Stromness we said farewell to Justin and welcomed Colin and Sue on board.

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