“As a patron of the JRS, Michael Palin (I do have trouble calling people ‘sir’) agreed to sponsor The John Rae Explorer badge for the youth of Orkney.”
“We look across to Gairsay, once the home of Viking Sweyn Asleifsson, from where he headed out, rampaging. “
“It’s always good to discover a good writer, someone that you haven’t read before – it doesn’t happen often, but it’s good when it does!”
You don’t have to live in Orkney for this. You can be anywhere!
“In 2002, we’d booked a two week holiday in Orkney, staying at an old langhouse in the Parish of Harray. We’d seen it in a brochure, and it looked lovely, which it is.”
“And a snail finds a home….”
” I’ve been thinking about the archaeological dig at Swandro, on the island of Rousay.”
“Just down the road, from our house, to the Bay and back – a walk is what you make it.”
One Ediacaran trace fossil, known as Helminthoidichnites is preserved as horizontal trails on the tops and bottoms of thin, discontinuous sand bodies.
“reading can take you outside, or out of yourself.”