A place to contemplate life, the monastry on Eynhallow

Its history lost in time and now being rediscovered over the last 170 years when it was found to be a church, when the roof was removed.

Once a year a trip goes to the island in the evening and Gill and I were lucky to get on the trip this year.p It was over so quickly and the guided tour was fascinating, we worth the time and effort.

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John Foster

Hi my name is John. I have set up, in my wisdom, a trike touring company on Orkney. Where I have lived since 2012. I was brought up in England and spent a happy childhood in Lincolnshire. From the age of 12 I've ridden motorbikes and apart from a couple of years have always owned at least one. I've worked at many jobs but spent 34 years as a nurse, including 10 years in the ambulance service, with in the NHS. Taking early retirement due to I'll health. I burnt out mentally and at the same time I developed some heart disease. I'm ok now and I plan to be here for about 30 more years. If only to collect all that pension I paid into. I've never taken life to seriously and always see the funny side of things. Since being at school I've had an interest in history, especially WW II which I have been indulging in since coming to Orkney. Having been brought up in the country I also have a good background knowledge of natural history and all things agricultural. One of my ambitions is to own a tractor but Gill my long suffering wife isn't so keen. I now live in Deerness with Gill my wife my two daughter live in England and my son lives in Stromness. I keep bees and have done since the mid 80s, I am an angler and I hope to restart my golfing career this winter. In the past I enjoyed Scouting, rock climbing, mountaineering and skiing none of which I now do.

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