Thursday, 9 May 2013
The most northern point
On our other trip we started to go to most southern island of the Orkneys, South Ronaldsay. It was also a historical tour, but mainly about the time of the First and Second World War. Scapa Flow is a great inlet surrounded by protective islands. During the First World War, when the Great Fleet was based here and later the German Fleet was interned. On 21 June 1919, after nine months of waiting, Rear Admiral Ludwig von Reuter, the German officer in command at Scapa Flow, made the decision to scuttle the fleet of 72 ships. Today there are still seven shipwrecks on the bottom of Scapa Flow.
On the third excursion we looked for the bird life on the Orkneys. Especially the cliffs are famous for the seabird breeding during the summer. It was an exciting trip through the landscape also passing several historical spots.
Being back we got the opportunity to listen to two lectures and enjoy waffles in the panorama lounge. The day ended again with a tasting of Scottish whiskey and songs, performed by Bernie and Beastie.
Photograph(s) by: Chelsea Claus