Orkney 2021 – a holiday as Covid seemed less of a threat

I did full posts on several Orkney churches, and St Magnus Cathedral, when we visited in 2017. We came up for two weeks in June 2021, staying at The Slap Cottage on Burray. It’s highly recommended – their website is http://www.theslapcottage.co.uk/

We had originally booked for 2020, but that was cancelled. Catherine just transferred us to 2021, and both Premier Inn and Pentland Ferries gave us full refunds. This time travel is allowed. We were asked to take Covid tests before we set off and we found the cleaning regime in both PInns en route, and on the ferry, was good.

We had the pleasure of the animals – the baby goats were very special.

The island was much quieter than we have known it in the past. The cruise ships have stopped coming, so the number of people visiting the major sites has collapsed. This meant we had Skara Brae to ourselves on the couple of occasions we visited.

We visited the Ring of Brodgar and the Stones of Stenness on a couple of occasions – enjoying the fact we have Morgan the powerchair, and there is an excellent board walk which links the two. The sunset was magical, spiritual, very special indeed.

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