Monday, August 11, 2008

Glen Affric and Orkney

Well, first week away (which already seems a lifetime away!) was up in Glen Affric - stayed on a farm which has a number of cabins/cottages etc. - details here. We had been there before - some 6-years ago - and thoroughly enjoyed returning. Lots of cycling, walking and fresh air - and; the weather was pretty decent too ...

... nowhere near as good weather as the second week though - up in Stromness, on Orkney (rented a pier-side cottage: details here) - and we had practically 7-days of sunshine, which I understand is in stark contrast to the weather in Edinburgh over the last week or so :-(

I simply can't speak highly enough of Orkney ... if you haven't visited, its well worth the effort. The natural beauty of the place is quite breathtaking, and its history simply fascinating.

... I'm certain we'll be returning again - hopefully in the not-too-distant future ;-)

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