We left Inverness this morning for the ferry from Scrabster to the Orkney Islands. Absolutely gorgeous views on both coasts, with lots of glorious cliffs.
We are staying at the Orkney Hotel in Kirkwall, the Island's capital and largest city. But our day included a jaunt down to another of the islands: Burray, home to some of my maternal ancestors. There was an adorable cemetery in the village of Burray, where we didn't find any Stewarts or O'Hanlans - but we did find Rosies! So I'm not sure whether or not we coincidentally found another family named Rosie and the graveyard just didn't have our family, or we got the wrong branch of the family in our oral histories somehow! In any case, the village was very cute and we had a grand time.
We also had an absolutely phenomenal rainbow appear over the cemetery. The fullest bow I've ever seen, and one of the brightest doubles.
UPDATE: According to an email just received from Granna, I think perhaps someone had the family history wrong, and we did, in fact, find family graves!