Getting back to our road trip — we really needed a bank on our first morning on Orkney. So we braved rush hour in downtown Stromness only to find that the bank was open just two mornings a week and not on a Tuesday … fair enough.
The beautiful Bay of Skaill where the settlement of Skara Brae was built 5000 years ago.
An incredible warren built in to the dunes above the beach, which was an enclosed lagoon at the time.
We’d never thought we’d ever get to see it. And you know how some things can’t possibly live up to expectations? It did.
The incredible thing is that there are similar settlements all over the place here, minus the famous dressers, but they are so much more modest and 3000 years younger … perhaps a bit slow to catch on, the Cornish.