John O' Groats and Orkney Island February 4th 2013 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 ... read more
Europe » United Kingdom » Scotland » Orkney Islands » Kirkwall Great Britain, the dominant industrial and maritime power of the 19th century, played a leading role in developing parliamentary democracy and in advancing literature and science. At its zenith, the British Empire stretched over one-fourth of the ear... ... read more