To the Orkneys

Fresh!

Fresh!

After a week in Wick, we’re off to the Orkneys. It was nice here. We fell in with the harbormaster, and had him and his wife over for lunch one day, and also got to know Robin and Gail Inglis, farmers/beekeepers/archivists/historians, introduced to us by another distant Robertson relative who is researching our same Robertson lineage. We would have left a couple of days ago, but there was an agricultural fair today, so we stayed for that.

Robin Inglis and his 1950s Morris Minor

Robin Inglis and his 1950s Morris Minor

Robertsons

Robertsons at the County Show

We’ll leave at 8 a.m. tomorrow. We’ve got to cross the Pentland Firth, which can be nasty if you get the currents wrong or the weather turns, but I think we should nail it just right. It is 35 miles to Stromness.

The weather has been really really nice, but the rain and cold are supposed to return slowly this week. Oh well. Maybe we’ll still get some warm weather/high pressure at the start of August.

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