We arrived and were all tied up in Kirkwall by 1600 so had a quick walk up the road, got some lovely lamb chops, a bottle of my favourite whisky – Clynelish and a rich whisky fruit cake. Things you miss when travelling!

Clynelish is relatively hard to find and this was the first time I had seen it since leaving the UK in April. I always rate whisky shops on whether they stock it or not, most fail but the ‘The Brig’ in Kirkwall passed the test.

Here is a light house on the approaches to Kirkwall and a stately home on the same island as the lighthouse.