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Scotland Slowly, Day 4

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Greetings Friends!

It’s mid-afternoon and it’s already been an epic day. The Ocean Endeavor anchored off of Mingulay, which in Old Norse means “big island.” Instead of disembarking by color group, as we have been doing most of the time, we disembarked by interest. Joe and I disembarked with the “advanced hiking” group and that meant we were among the first on the Zodiacs.

Once we got to the beach on Mingulay, we organized ourselves into our group and started off. Our goal was to get to the highest point of the island, visit ruins (from when the island was inhabited, which struck us as a clear display of insanity) and not get dive-bombed by a certain kind of aggressive bird that doesn’t like visitors (who can blame them really?). Luckily for us, the rain held off until the last segment of the hike.

Now we are back on board the OE. We’ve had lunch and are looking forward to a little downtime for the rest of the afternoon, as we travel to the next destination. The travel may involve some weather. We’ll try to get this up before we head to naptime.

Here are a few photos of the epic quest:

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Posted by ORWAT 05:41 Archived in Scotland Tagged scotland slowly mingulay

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