Scotland  · 08 October 2021
Arriving in Orkney After crossing the Pentland Firth from Scrabster, on the northern most tip of mainland Scotland, near Thurso and John O’ Groats, we passed a huge rock, known as the Old Man of Hoy, among the cliffs of the isle of Hoy, one of the islands of the Orkney archipelago, which protects the port of Stromness from Atlantic storms.
Scotland  · 15 April 2019
In the beginning … [1] We set off from East Midlands Parkway near Nottingham, England, with the Statesman heritage train company early one fine Spring day to travel up to Fort William via Glasgow and then on to Mallaig. The train provided excellent on-board meals on our journey North to ease our passage.