Al and Micha’s Trip to Orkney: Day 5

Huh, I never did finish writing up last year’s trip. Well, I guess I should start now, before I start writing the 2015 trip. Not that there’s a huge amount to say… we woke up, packed up, and started cycling North. The weather was continuing to hold and travelling across the causeways was a much nicer experience than on the way down.

It's a shame we're catching the boat home tonight!

It’s a shame we’re catching the boat home tonight!

We stopped off at the Italian Chapel, built by POWs in the second world war. Quite an amazing building.

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Quite amazing to think POWs created this from next to nothing.

It doesn't come out that well in the photo, but the shading effects on the painted bricks are very compelling.

It doesn’t come out that well in the photo, but the shading effects on the painted bricks are very compelling.

We then spent the afternoon taking the long route back to Kirkwall for the evening ferry.

Overnight ferry back to Aberdeen

Overnight ferry back to Aberdeen

Should be a smooth sailing - hopefully I can get some sleep!

Should be a smooth sailing – hopefully I can get some sleep!

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