We start the day with a visit to St Magnus Cathedral. Built in 1137 by a norwegian, it’s beautiful inside and full of treasures, definitely one of my favourites.
After a wander around Kirkwall and having my fringe butchered, we head towards Stromness and visit Maeshowe.
Maeshowe is a 5000ish year old Stone Age tomb. The entrance and passageway are only 3ft high so you have to bend double on the way in. The guide brings the place alive with stories of burial rites and Viking invaders and runic graffiti.
Onwards to Stromness, to our campsite right on the edge of the bay, overlooking Stromness and Hoy. We stay in our van for the evening which is being buffeted by the wind and watch the ferries storm in and out of the harbour.