“Already in Stromness, we were checking watches and reminding ourselves of the departure time of the last ferry. The tour guide took an executive decision. You cannot visit Orkney without seeing Skara Brae, even if it means missing out Kirkwall on the mad dash back.” Part Two of Clarkie’s day trip to Orkney – Stromness and Skara Brae.
“We headed for Maeshowe, the finest chambered cairn in Western Europe, built before 2700BC and containing the largest collection in the world of runic inscriptions to be found in one place. It was shut. The day was getting better, though. The sun was shining.” Mike takes a day trip across the Pentland Firth to Orkney.