A return route across the ocean, encoded at Tormsdale Rows (Caithness, NE Scotland, c.1600 BC)

Dr. Reinoud M. de Jonge, Jay Stuart Wakefield
Netherlands, USA

The stone rows of Tormsdale are buried under peat beside the Thurso River, in NE Scotland. The monument consists of two groups of rows, both pointing NW, and a NS row. When the stones are numbered, and interpreted as latitudes, it is possible to read encoded sailing information. In a previous article, we showed that the rows describe the coastal sailing route via the Upper North to Central America. In this article we show that the site also encodes the return route across the Ocean to Scotland.