Ayre's Rock Hostel
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- Continental Breakfast
- Shuttle bus service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility
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... shows what the homes would have been like. There is good access to the ancient site which is open to the elements (it probably needs covering to protect it). There were other ancient relics, the Ring of Brodgar and the Stenness Stones, and a tomb that had been plundered by Vikings. We learned these islands were originally part of Norway but were loaned to Scotland as surety, to be returned upon full payment of a dowry for the marriage of Princess Margaret of Norway to James 3rd. ...
... actual dig. We extended our stay on Orkney by one day to see the site and attend a guided tour. It's been pouring rain today, so we're hoping for the best tomorrow! For those of you who are fascinated by archaeology (Cheryl and Greg!), go to orkneyjar.com for daily updates. Were these the ancestors of the Picts? No one really knows. What is known is that these islands have been occupied for thousands of years. About 1,000 years ago, give or take ...
... I would have gotten the chance to actually speak with the tourist and that is the part of the job I really like. I like the organization part too, but speaking to the tourists is the fun part of the job. I am still at the Woollen Mill for now but only working my contracted shifts which is 4 hours a week. I am not really happy about this, but I cant really do anything about it. The management at this place is ridiculous, they have such a double standard ...
... went in and had the interview. I thought it was went well and they said they would let me know before the end of the day. I didn't hear anything and I was pretty disappointed about it, but thought "oh well I'll find something." Then on Thursday around dinner time I got a call saying I had gotten the position.
So I am now the newest sales associate at the Edinburgh Woolen Mill in Kirkwall. A bit of a slower pace ...
... to make an informed decision about routing. Not dissatisfied with the quality of this position, Captain Wylie went one better. He arranged for the ferry to drop us off at the southern end of Westray, from whence one of his staff (Malcolm) picked us up by car and ran us up to Pierowall, where another member of his local staff, ferry captain Tom, took us in his personal boat (a beautifully maintained 60-year old clinker-built launch) across to Papa Westray. On ...