Trip to Orkney 2021

Recently arrived back from a trip to Orkney.

There is a small group of folks practicing tai chi on the islands. It was a nice opportunity to met them and see the splendid vistas of the islands.

Approaching St Margaret’s bay

Charlie Gorrie the principal instructor for PTCCI in Scotland with giving a workshop on Sunday afternoon in Kirkwall. We met up with the locals, we spent a couple of hours going through aspects of the long form. Afterwards in the evening, we had a nice meal at a local restaurant.

Tai chi group on Orkney

The day before on the Saturday there was a day of site seeing arranged for us and Rhona did a great job explaining the history of the places we visited. We went to the Italian chapel, Skara Brae, Broch of Gurness, Brough of Birsay and The standing stones of Stenness and the ring of Brogna. These were fascinating places and well worth the effort to visit.

I stayed at a place called Kristin Linklater Voice Centre, which have a Brothy to sleep in and a communal kitchen and lounge. Kenny was very hospitable and I’d recommend this place if you are looking for a good place to unwind and enjoy the peaceful atmosphere the area has to offer

Kristin Linklater voice centre

It was a memorable trip which I hope to repeat in the near future

A thank you to Jim Lawson who endure my company. A shout out Anthony Carney from Ireland, Rhona our guide and Bill Strang our driver on Saturday. Kenny at the place I stayed and all the Tai Chi folks.

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