Travel Blogs from Stornoway, United Kingdom

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Outer Hebredes, Stornoway, United Kingdom travel blog

Outer Hebredes

A travel blog entry by deirjohn

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... . We sat on deck as it was such a lovely day. Our guide said it was the best ever sailing he's had. An hour in Stornoway to look around (population 6,000) and to grab some lunch before heading off for a drive up the west coast and ending up at another ...

Poor Weather in Stornoway (iii), Stornoway, United Kingdom travel blog

Poor Weather in Stornoway (iii)

A travel blog entry by derek_roberts10

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Another wet, windy day. I changed the oil in the morning and tried several times to get the primary fuel filter to stop seeping, but unsuccessfully. It was yet another day for not doing much, as the weather was so foul. We cheered ourselves up with ...

Escape to East Loch Tarbert, Stornoway, United Kingdom travel blog

Escape to East Loch Tarbert

A travel blog entry by derek_roberts10

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... them over for a drink but they declined, stating that they'd had a late night the previous night but as were going to be in Stornoway together tomorrow, could they come over then? Of course we agreed and settled down to a dinner of haggis with the usual ...

Exploring the Isle of Lewis, Stornoway, United Kingdom travel blog

Exploring the Isle of Lewis

A travel blog entry by deirjohn

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A later start of 9pm was much appreciated today. Firstly we visited a Blackhouse at Carloway on the Atlantic coast of Lewis. This is a restored thatched cottage of a typical crofting township of the 1800s. One was actually lived in until the 1970s. So ...

To Stornoway, Stornoway, United Kingdom travel blog

To Stornoway

A travel blog entry by derek_roberts10

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... bothy and then furled the sails and motored round the headland and 'round the back' of the islands and thence onwards towards Stornoway. Over in the distance, we could see a small yacht with a bright, dayglo orange headsail. It later transpired that this ...

Poor Weather in Stornoway (ii), Stornoway, United Kingdom travel blog

Poor Weather in Stornoway (ii)

A travel blog entry by derek_roberts10

Another breezy night but by the morning, the wind had abated, temporarily. Roger Oliver then came and broke the bad news, the wind was due to rise shortly with gales anticipated from the SW on Tuesday and Wednesday. Roger, Colin and I agreed that our ...

Poor Weather in Stornoway, Stornoway, United Kingdom travel blog

Poor Weather in Stornoway

A travel blog entry by derek_roberts10

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It had been a windy night and the day dawned grey and wet. Not much to do on Lewis on the Sabbath but we did find a hostel that was prepared to allow us do some of our laundry. The poor lass running it was managing with a domestic washing machine and a ...

Highlands to Hebrides - the wonders keep coming, Stornoway, United Kingdom travel blog

Highlands to Hebrides - the wonders keep coming

A travel blog entry by katieandrod

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Not much to see in Thurso so we headed straight off this morning further west along the northern coast of Scotland. This also took us further into the highlands and the landscape was much more what we were expecting the Highlands to be.  Barren ...

A busy last day in the Hebrides, Stornoway, United Kingdom travel blog

A busy last day in the Hebrides

A travel blog entry by derek_roberts10

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... days of events and also, coincidentally but I assume deliberately, it is also the annual Hebridean Celtic Festival here in Stornoway. A large marquee has been erected in the grounds of Lews Castle, opposite the harbour. Incidentally, Lews Castle was ...

Friends for hours, Stornoway, United Kingdom travel blog

Friends for hours

A travel blog entry by lisaajane

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... Germany. We talked for ages over dinner and then went to the pub for a pint. It's strange to think that my time in Stornoway was are because of the people I spent it with but when I leave tomorrow, that group will probably never have time together as ...

The kindness of a pair of shoes and a bed, Stornoway, United Kingdom travel blog

The kindness of a pair of shoes and a bed

A travel blog entry by lisaajane

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... bed. And a shower. And how's this...even clean clothes thanks to her kindness in washing my clothes. So now I have a friend in Stornoway. Not somewhere I would think to have a friend in. But I do. Annnddd. I think I may have convinced her to ...

Christmas Home away from Home, Stornoway, United Kingdom travel blog

Christmas Home away from Home

A travel blog entry by rhys_raelene

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... breakfast which we enjoyed with some champagne, just before breakfast we all ran outside to watch a helicopter carrying Santa fly over Stornoway, Neeve yelled out ‘Thank you Santa’ for all the presents she had received – so cute! ...

Our week on the Isle of Lewis, Stornoway, United Kingdom travel blog

Our week on the Isle of Lewis

A travel blog entry by rhys_raelene

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... a baby sitter for the evening with allowed us all to head into town and have a great dinner then sample some of the Stornoway night life…Awesome…we all caught a taxi home with Megan again getting excited that the fare from the taxi rank to ...

Isle of Lewis, Stornoway, United Kingdom travel blog

Isle of Lewis

A travel blog entry by lolly

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A lively city! Such a nice change after the tranquility of Skye!  This fishing city of 8000 people has   a world class golf course, friendly inhabitants, stately and interesting monuments, a castle, great sea food, and lots of  great ...

The Outer Hebrides, Stornoway, United Kingdom travel blog

The Outer Hebrides

A travel blog entry by kburlton

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... ferry and it was a nice trip across. We saw dolphins as we approached the harbour in Stornaway. It's amazing how fast they travel! Stornoway is much larger than we thought it would be. Last night we stayed at a bed and breakfast which was nice but it ...

20. Callinash marathon, Stornoway, United Kingdom travel blog

20. Callinash marathon

A travel blog entry by sarahbooth

20. Callinash marathon 26.2 miles (560.3) 6.88 MPH, 8.43 minute miles 3:48:35 2nd lady ...

Outer Hebrides- Isle of Lewis, Stornoway, United Kingdom travel blog

Outer Hebrides- Isle of Lewis

A travel blog entry by eric.suzy

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... in the best of the old and the new as we learned about this wonderful ancient land.     As we drove out of Stornoway, we passed an open landscape of peatbogs. Peat is made of heather, moss, grass, and other vegetable matter that has died in wet ...

21. Harris marathon, Stornoway, United Kingdom travel blog

21. Harris marathon

A travel blog entry by sarahbooth

21. Harris marathon 26.2 miles (586.5) 6.25 MPH, 8.43 minute miles 4:11:30 2nd lady Outer Hebride's. Second woman!! Bank Holiday Monday, 26th of May. After the success of the Callanish Stones marathon on the Saturday I was nervous could I be second ...

Castaway in Stornoway, Stornoway, United Kingdom travel blog

Castaway in Stornoway

A travel blog entry by bollinger_babe

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... day was like.  There was not a cloud in the sky or a ripple on the sea.  We were already at anchor in Stornoway, capital of the Isle of Lewis and indeed the Outer Hebrides, or the Western Isles as they are more commonly known these days. After ...

It's my birthday and the pubs close at 11pm-D'oh!, Stornoway, United Kingdom travel blog

It's my birthday and the pubs close at 11pm-D'oh!

A travel blog entry by wechsler

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... in Europe whilst the world cup was on was we got to watch it at a reasonable hour. It was great!   We arrived in Stornoway, made it to out hostel, watched the end of the world cup, then headed off to the pub for a birthday drink. Unfortunately ...

Läbi tormi ja tuule / Through storm and wind, Stornoway, United Kingdom travel blog

Läbi tormi ja tuule / Through storm and wind

A travel blog entry by villu

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3/5-7/5, Stornoway, United Kingdom travel blog

3/5-7/5

A travel blog entry by lianastapleton

3/5- flew to stornoway which took 4 and a half hours. met james' mum and her partner, went to theirs so everyone could catch up. 4/5-the day of the wedding, get back aroung 2/3am. 5/5- spent the day with james' mum then got a lift with james' ...

The way to Stornoway, Stornoway, United Kingdom travel blog

The way to Stornoway

A travel blog entry by scribble_kitty

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... there and I was getting a bit of a squicky feeling, so walked down to the bike/running path and headed back to the b&b. Stornoway is a gorgeous little sleepy old town. Our 'Wild ad Sexy' bus wouldn't have been allowed in the town 10 years ago because ...

Day twenty-three - Hunting for dinosaur footprints, Stornoway, United Kingdom travel blog

Day twenty-three - Hunting for dinosaur footprints

A travel blog entry by lets.get.lost

We really have to stop choosing wild camping spots for their view. We were woken up again to the fierce winds and had to move the van. The wind hadn't calmed when we finally woke in the morning, but we still got on with another jam packed day. Firstly, ...

A step in the wrong direction, Stornoway, United Kingdom travel blog

A step in the wrong direction

A travel blog entry by mikerafone

... will probably go wrong, or at least not as planned.  So I'm doing the sensible thing and just not thinking about it. Am in Stornoway now, on the Isle of Lewis.  Have just left my mum's house in Carloway, which is on the other side of the ...

Hairy coos and standing stones, Scottish Highlands, United Kingdom travel blog

Hairy coos and standing stones

A travel blog entry by hannahfoster

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Hello! I'm back in a city with internet connection after a tour of the Scottish Highlands. We went to some really remote places (fab pics of rugged Scottish countryside and coast that I cant wait to post when I get back to my laptop eventually) so not a ...

Lewis, Stornoway, United Kingdom travel blog

Lewis

A travel blog entry by scribble_kitty

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... I just all went and laid in the grass in the sun overlooking the lake and lazed and laughed. It was great. We headed back to Stornoway after about 1.5 hrs. We had Mexican for dinner made by the gals so that was good, the boys all wanted to watch State of ...

Isles of Harris/Lewis staying at Stornaway, Stornoway, United Kingdom travel blog

Isles of Harris/Lewis staying at Stornaway

A travel blog entry by tgv1959

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Firstly I must say a Happy 4th birthday today to my Grand-daughter, Isabelle! Nice lie-in until about 8am, and then down for a hearty breakfast. Out on then road about 1015, and we went over to the west coast of Lewis to check out a few of the ...

Over the sea to the outer Hebrides, Stornoway, United Kingdom travel blog

Over the sea to the outer Hebrides

A travel blog entry by chris_calcite

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... grateful that the seas were calm again. A long wait on the car deck and suddenly we were sprung free on to the streets of Stornoway and looking for the Royal Hotel. It turned out to be pretty easy to find - follow the road from the harbour and there it ...

stornoway, Stornoway, United Kingdom travel blog

stornoway

A travel blog entry by christefercrocu

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  bean hear B4 ...  sea pre V uss N tree.... stil just az gudd... ...

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