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The Standing Stones of Stenness

The Standing Stones of Stenness, The Rings of Brodgar, The Broch of Gurness, Bay of Skaill and Saint Magnus Cathedral

February 4th 2013
Today was a very, very windy day--gusts up to 60 miles an hour. Sometimes there was hail. Little pellets of hail that when hit exposed flesh at 60 MPH, stung like frozen bird-shot. Still, it was a great day. The places we visited today have names that belong in a Game of Thrones novel: "A cold wind blew in from the North; so cold that the water in The Bay of Skaill foamed into a one hundred- ... read more
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