I guess everyone is entitled to a ‘once in a lifetime’ holiday and although I have had to twice previously postpone mine, all being well I will begin my adventure at 5.00am Saturday morning. The bags are packed!
Where am I going? – a ‘3 island special’ – Western Isles / Orkney / Shetland.
I am lucky enough to be spending 5 days on the Western Isles, 8 days on Orkney and 5 days on Shetland. It is going to cost me a small fortune but I suppose this is a ‘once in a lifetime’ trip – I hope it’s worth it!
I have been planning this holiday for at least 9 months and plan to visit as many ‘old stones’ as possible. In addition to the prehistoric stuff I am also really looking forward to the scenery. Some of the photos I have seen look spectacular.
It’s strange to think that after all this time I am on the verge of going to somewhere I have dreamed about for years. I must admit it all seems a bit surreal at the moment. I also have mixed emotions: excitement – certainly – but also a bit of nerves for some reason. Will the trip live up to my expectations? Will I be disappointed? I guess I will know soon enough.
There are so many places I am looking forward to visiting it is difficult to pick ‘must see’ but obvious Callanish, Tomb of Eagles, Skara Brae, Maes Howe, Dwarfie Stane, Mousa Broch etc etc. I am sure there will be many more highlights by the time I am back!
I will let you know how I got on – hope I don’t bore you all too much!
Have a great time Carl you'll love it. I 'did' the Hebrides first then the Orkies and it lives right up to its expectations. Never got to Shetland so will certainly be interested in your Fieldnotes when you get back. Have a good one.