Ayre's Rock Hostel

Sanday, Orkney Islands, Scotland, United Kingdom | Hostel
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Travel Blogs from Sanday

Sounds, Smells and Statistical Significance

A travel blog entry by rnjemk

... 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 ...

Don't Mention Zee War !!

A travel blog entry by rnjemk


... close viewing of the bird, and to enjoy its behaviours. For example, the Fulmar tucks its legs and webbed feet under its feathers in flight. But they become dislodged by turbulence, so the bird will shake its empennage in flight until its 'wheels' are neatly faired. An amusing antic!

Perhaps the reason for its being so relaxed with humans around is the Fulmar's formidable last line of defence. As they spend long periods of time at sea on the wing, they store a ...

Second week in Kirkwall

A travel blog entry by kalie


... got to see some small animal consultations.

Today was a beautiful day - I took advantage of the sun, and went for a long hike in the afternoon. I took two paths, one called Scorrybreac circuit, which had some great views, and another called the Aros experience, which is around a site that they plant trees for logging.

I will update you soon with news from the clinic!

Love to all

Day nineteen - The amazing Scara Brae

A travel blog entry by lets.get.lost

... interesting by our funny Yorkshire guide. He was brilliant! Maeshowe is an ancient burial tomb from the bronze ages which had Viking graffiti on the inside. - Scara Brae: We couldn't believe how much history Orkney had on it. Scara Brae was discovered due to a huge storm not long ago removing all over the covering of sand which had been preserving it for all of this time. It's an ancient ...

Go East

A travel blog entry by muggie


... for the British Fleet in both the first and second world wars and is called Scapa Flow. It is a beautiful, natural harbour and has space to store ships from several navies. The vikings used it more than a thousand years ago! There are still the wrecks of the scuttled German ships that they used to try and block the harbour to protect the British Navy.
I came back to Kirkwall via a different route which is a bit tricky on such a small island but it was a lovely drive and ...

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