A Maverick Inuit Way and the Vikings is the seventh in a series of historically and politically-themed travel memoirs by Mary Jane Walker. It describes her travels in Greenland, Iceland, Scandinavia, Finland and the Orkneys, Shetlands and other formerly Norse islands of Scotland. Mary Jane reflects on the cities and wilderness regions, and on the emergence of a new Cold War on the Baltic Sea.
This post is taken from a chapter in my new book 'A Maverick Inuit Way and the Vikings'. It describes a visit to the Orkney islands north of the Scottish mainland, where there are many famous Neolithic, Bronze Age and Iron Age sites such as the standing stones of Stenness and the buried village of Skara Brae, as well as more modern castles and cathedrals. Once part of Norway, the Orkneys maintain many Norse traditions as do the Shetlands further north, which I'll write about in another post.Continue readingView more blog posts
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