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Baltic, Iceland, Norway and the U.K.on a cruise

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9 hours ago, MicCanberra said:

A certificate, and chocs, what is the other thing?

 

More choc from the Pinnacle Grille .

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9 hours ago, cruises42 said:

All your pictures are great, but I love your Puffin pictures!!

 

Thanks , we do love puffins also - just not cooked .

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Chris took us next to a Croft house

 

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https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Croft_(land)

 

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The right door held farm implements for cutting peat

 

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And to the left was a living area with a peat fire smoldering . It smell like the muck fires that we sometimes got in the Spring .

 

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There was also a Box bed

 

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Outside was a pile of peat

 

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And Chris met his neighbor who was working there

 

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We stopped at an overlook

 

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I think that it was Spiggie Beach

 

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There seemed to be a pod of seals working on their tans

 

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That peat smoke really does nothing for your health but it does keep the bugs out of the house.

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1 hour ago, MicCanberra said:

That peat smoke really does nothing for your health but it does keep the bugs out of the house.

 

I must be on a first name basis with bugs because the peat smoke bugged me .

It must have been a hard existence for the folks who lived in those types of houses . It reminded me of my grandparents farm . My mom used to pick cotton by hand when she was a girl and the farm always had work mostly done by her and her brothers and sisters during the Depression .

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We walked around the car park and down to the beach

 

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Chris told us that he drove some people around when Amazing Race was filmed here ( Episode 3 Season 25 ) . This is one of our favorite shows , both to see places where we have been and places we may like to go to . Here's a spoiler link or better , you can watch it on TV or online . I don't think that it was shown on TV but he said that they slept in tents on this beach .

 

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8 hours ago, scubacruiserx2 said:

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Here come the ponies

What amazing scenery. Were you allowed to get up close to the ponies? I wanted a Shetland sooooo badly when I was a little girl (didn't get one though). 

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28 minutes ago, dogs4fun said:

What amazing scenery. Were you allowed to get up close to the ponies? I wanted a Shetland sooooo badly when I was a little girl (didn't get one though). 

 

Yes , they walked right over to us at the fence . My wife pulled up some of long grass and fed a foal - too cute but I missed the photo .

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Are the Shetlands bigger or smaller than the Icelandic horses?

 

(and how can I correspond with you directly to discuss Iceland and Boston?)

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11 hours ago, Nitemare said:

Are the Shetlands bigger or smaller than the Icelandic horses?

 

(and how can I correspond with you directly to discuss Iceland and Boston?)

 

The Shetland ponies are about half size . 

 

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On the rocks

 

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2 walkers on the beach

 

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We did make a last stop for fish and chips which we ate overlooking the ferry terminal . Chris did a very good job and we would recommend him .

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Wow. Didn't realize they were that small.  Almost like Little Sebastian!  🙂

 

Sending you e-mail, feel free to edit or delete your info, above.

 

Edit:  The e-mail bounced, I removed the space before the @

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16 minutes ago, Nitemare said:

Wow. Didn't realize they were that small.  Almost like Little Sebastian!  🙂

 

Sending you e-mail, feel free to edit or delete your info, above.

 

Edit:  The e-mail bounced, I removed the space before the @

 

Thanks , nothing yet .

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Weather report called for rain

 

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Outside looked nice at the port entrance

 

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Nice light and scenery in the Cromarty Firth

 

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We slowly passed a number of oil rigs that we here for repair

 

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Where we've been in the rear view mirror

 

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We heard our first pipes as soon as we were off the ship and they wouldn't be the last 

 

 

We had a great aft view of the Zuiderdam

 

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The dock's gift shop

 

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Matthew was waiting for us at the street 

 

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Our first stop was a lookout beside the road where we saw some Scotch Brooms . We saw a lot of these yellow flowers in Chile a few months ago . It is considered to be an invasive species by some .

 

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The land was fairly clear of trees near the road

 

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It was really nice to have few people here

 

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It's a short walk on a ramp down to the falls

 

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The overlook

 

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It was sure nice to see trees again since Iceland has so few

 

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Not as dramatic or as crowded as Iceland's waterfalls , we found this one to be very relaxing

 

 

 

We saw these Foxglove flowers in Chile also . Very pretty to look at but they produce the heart drug Digitalis .

 

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