05.10.2014 - 05.10.2014
Lorri is awake and up before the ass crack of dawn. She is feeling better. We packed and showered last night so just have to vacate the room as quietly as possible so as not to wake the 2 French girls.
Cab to the Hertz rental office at the airport. We have a Skoda Citigo, navy blue, same size as the Chevy Spark we had in Iceland. Easy-Peasy directions out of the airport complex and we are on our way out of Edinburgh by 840. Left side driving, no problem. Left hand shifting, minor problem. A9 roundabouts, mostly no problem. 70 miles an hour is slow. I'm being passed like I'm standing still. One coffee and one comfort stop later we arrived at the Pentland Ferry terminal at Gills Landing. We reserve a spot and head for Castle Mey.
We know it's closed for the season but I really want to see it. The Queen Mother purchased and restored it not long after she was widowed. It now belongs to the National Trust for Scotland. Lorri has been saying she never wants to see another castle but this one she said she would. It is really pretty and right on the North Sea. Into John O'Groats for a lunch of scotch broth and then back to queue for the ferry. We are now under way. The sun is setting on the North Sea.
Aaahhh! More from Orkney.