The Ring of Brodgar is stone circle on Mainland, the largest Orkney Island in the Highlands of Scotland. The circle consists of 21 standing stones that are over 5000 years old; older than Stonehenge or the Great Pyramids and so large that Stonehenge could fit inside the Ring.
There are many theories as to how the area was used, but it is believed these stones, as well as others on the island, were part of a huge ceremonial complex of standing stones and buildings.
While this background information is interesting, I chose this spot for Dave’s ashes because everything about this island would have intrigued Dave; its mysterious history, its beautiful surroundings and the savage wind that reminds you of the fury of Mother Nature on one hand and her beauty on the other.
I sprinkled Dave’s ashes in the heather growing outside the Ring overlooking the Loch of Harray. The North and Norwegian Seas surround the island.
This was an amazing place for Dave, but the entire trip through the Highlands was amazing. There were so many perfect beautiful possibilities for his ashes.
The point of my posts is to show how I am “Remembering Dave” wherever I travel. From Loch Lomond to the Orkney Islands, you can be sure I was remembering Dave all along the way. He would have loved Scotland; especially the remoteness of the Highlands.
There is a little bit of Dave in some of the most magnificent places in Scotland.