Well, what a surprise. We upped sticks and moved to Kirkwall today. The Lonely Planet says that Orkney’s capital is lovely, but the Rough Guide calls it a disappointment. The LP turns out to be the guidebook with which I concur. How anyone could call this town a let-down is beyond me. It’s really very lovely.
We arrived here via Waulkmill Bay and its lovely, golden sanded beach. The children had a great time playing in the water and collecting shells. The sun even shone during our visit.