John O' Groats and Orkney Island

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February 4th 2013
Published: February 4th 2013
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As I write this I'm watching the Superbowl in my hotel room. The score is 14-3...Go Ravens!!!

Today we drove from Inverness to the far north of Scotland--John O' Groats to be exact. From nearby we caught the Ferry to the Orkney Islands. Now we are really north. The only place further north in the U.K. are the Shetland Islands. I believe that the Shetland Islands is where Scottish Santa Claus lives, or as he is know here--Haggie Claus.

The Orkneys were not in the plan until yesterday evening. I have wanted to go to Cape Wrath--the NW corner of Scotland--for 25 years now. I made special arrangements for someone to drive us there but that fell through at the last minute because of an illness. That's OK. Now I have an excuse to return to Scotland.


Tomorrow we go to Skara Brae--an ancient neolithic settlement. I will learn about how my Nana lived as a little neolithic girl in Wales.

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The waters that make Glenmorangie whisky.

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