Sunday, August 24, 2014

Orkney Islands

The Orkney Islands are a New Mexico Cowboy’s dream.  Nothing but knee high grazing lands, heathers and agriculture.

We visited the Ring of Brodgar, which the History Channel would call a UFO landing site.  But really no one knows exactly why these structures were built.

Skara Brae is a ruin that was inhabited 5000 years ago.  It was uncovered in a fierce storm.


All around a beautiful place on a blustery day.

4 comments:

Bubba Muntzer said...

Time for a spot of tea, governor. You say it's blustery, but thanks to your attention to packing detail you're wearing pants.

But talk about off the beaten path! That is, indeed, beautiful. In a way I wish I was there, and you were here stumbling over pizza boxes.

Bubba Muntzer said...

I encourage readers to look at the last several posts, as there are pictures there that weren't there before.

Donald F Schiff said...

Spot of tea, hell! bring out that flask of Highland Park!

mujames said...

Peggy and I were in Ireland and Scotland (Edinburgh) in June. I picked up a book, Findings, by Kathleen Jamie, an excellent Scottish writer previously unknown to me. The first essay, "Darkness and Light," is about a trip to Skara Brae, not at all what I expected. A book worth having.
http://www.amazon.com/Findings-Essays-Natural-Unnatural-World/dp/1555974457/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1409751156&sr=1-1&keywords=findings+kathleen+jamie
Jim Moore