Total distance so far: 399 miles
Having made it to John O'Groats, we have 2 days before the main leg of the trip sets off south for Land's End. We have decided to visit the Orkney Islands, firstly, because we're not coming back this far north any time soon, secondly, because we hear they're pretty, and thirdly, because they happened to be the closest place with Sunday Mass. We took a ferry from Gill's Bay to St Margaret's Hope, leaving Adrian on the shore to make his way to Thurso, where he will start his train journey home. Bye Dad!!
We followed the road to Kirkwall, where we will be staying. We cycled along Churchill's causeways, so called because they were built as a defence against German submarines in WW2. Next to the causeway was the Reginald, a sunk battleship:
|Reginald: back left. Tom: front right.|
Here is the outside of the chapel, overlooking the sea:
Sorry we've no pictures of the inside, as the camera ran out of battery.
So, now in Kirkwall. We had jacket potatoes for lunch, with carrot cake. It was great. And there's lots to see here, and hopefully, lots of sleeping to be done.
So, we'll leave it there, and wave you all goodbye, till Monday, when we set off again!