Saturday, May 9, Day 95 - Orkney Islands
Our upstairs bed rooms are very quiet and very dark so neither of us move too early. Dick is up sometime after 7AM and, once downstairs, decides to get dressed and work on the photos from recent days since Carolyn has left him explicit, written instructions about what needs to be done.
The little kitchen offers instant coffee and instant hot chocolate. He passes on the coffee in hopes of better luck with the chocolate but to no avail! Oh, well, it is hot and sort of tastes not like dishwater.
Dick wakes Carolyn in her very dark bedroom at 8:40 as we have asked for breakfast at 9AM, the latest that they offer to serve. Breakfast is OK just not memorable but we will not starve. Now for our day. We pack a lunch from what we bought yesterday and head out to see Skara Brae, a neolithic settlement dating from roughly 5,000 years ago.
On our way, we enjoy a drive and stops to see the Neolithic Stones of Stenness and the Ring of Brodgar. All of these standing stones date from roughly 2,000 to 3,000 years BC. We also stop at a small, lonely stone church with some interesting moss covered grave stones.