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The Orkney Ramblers - Peter Spinks

Blog post   •   Oct 02, 2014 15:26 BST

Orkney hill view1

This was my first Ramblers Holiday, and my wife Lesley, and I can only say what a wonderful experience we had with good company, beautiful walks and views, numerous historic sites, and based in a lovely hotel.  The whole experience was enhanced by our leader, Adam Ward, who went out of his way to make sure that we all gained the maximum benefit from our holiday.

Orkney cliff view1

Orkney hill view1

Travel to Orkney with anticipation

Forecast of high winds and much precipitation,

Awake the next morning and to our surprise

A shining bright sun and clear blue skies,

Off we go to explore the locality

A dip on the shore, a museum and tea,

Visits to cairns and historic sites

Ancient civilisations, myths and rites,

Trips on the bus, hills to climb

Trips on the ferry, all sublime,

Making new friends, stories and mirth

Plenty to eat, extending our girth,

Shops to visit and money to spend

Alas our adventure has to end,

Adam our leader has every day

Prepared our route and shown us the way,

As we pack our bags with some dismay

We say thanks to Adam, Hip-Hip Hooray!

Orkney ferry1

Orkney beach view1


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