Sunday, June 22, 2008

#298 Remembering Scotland

We're 50 miles from the Isle of Lewis in the Outer Hebrides of Scotland. After more than a week at sea, everyone is excited about being so close to land.

We are having fun with all the shipboard events and we are having fun remembering Scotland.

We don't get to dock in Scotland, but our proximity guides our thoughts back in time to our last Scotland visit. A dozen years ago, we borrowed a mini cooper - about the same size as a picnic table - from our Scottish hosts (thanks Randall and Donna) and motored along the single-track roads around the Scotland coast.
Back then, we looked north from John o' Groats, the most northerly settlement in Great Britain, toward the Shetland Islands and wished we had the time to sail there. Tonight, we are passing between the Shetland Islands and the Orkney Islands and wishing we had the time to sail to John o' Groats.

Perhaps we'll catch a glimpse. It's not long till midnight and there's still plenty of light in the sky.

Yours in being eager to arrive in the Kingdom of Norway but also enjoying a slow journey past the Kingdom of Scotland,

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