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Re: Orkney

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Postby swill453 » December 27th, 2022, 3:26 am

Dod101 wrote:Not that it really matters but Orkney is not an island. Known as The Orkneys it is a a whole series of islands.

The natives prefer "the Orkney Islands" or just "Orkney". Saying "the Orkneys" would be like "the Hawaiis", though it's a common mistake.

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Re: Orkney

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Postby Dod101 » December 27th, 2022, 7:47 am

swill453 wrote:
Dod101 wrote:Not that it really matters but Orkney is not an island. Known as The Orkneys it is a a whole series of islands.

The natives prefer "the Orkney Islands" or just "Orkney". Saying "the Orkneys" would be like "the Hawaiis", though it's a common mistake.

Scott.


When the locals say Orkney they will usually refer to the Mainland I assume, but as I said earlier, it does not really matter.

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Re: Orkney

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Postby scotia » January 4th, 2023, 12:27 am

mc2fool wrote:As it happens one of the "maybes" I've got pencilled in is to take the ferry for a day trip to John O'Groats to take the wildlife cruise from there, https://www.jogferry.co.uk/Wildlife.aspx, which goes to either Stroma or the Stacks of Duncansby (captain's choice on the day)....

We did the Stacks of Duncansby cruise in June - lots of seabirds on the cliffs, and the boat was taken right up to them. We were hoping for Orcas, but were out of luck, however they appeared close to the cruise boat on the following week.


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