Ayre's Rock Hostel
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- Continental Breakfast
- Shuttle bus service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility
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... crossing to mainland of Orkney ( Burwick). The crossing over wasn't as rough as I expected although there were some looking a bit "green". Arrived & met by another coach off to Kirkwell the largest town in Orkney with a population of 9000, where we visited the magnificent St Magnus Cathedral & had a quick lunch with no time to stroll through town. Orkney comprises of 70 + islands of which 21 inhabited. Geographically it lies level with ...
... or killed. Press-ganging was a common practice to fill English vessels with seaman. It was basically legal slavery. Orkney played a major role during the two World wars in the 20th century. The deep water inlet known as Scapa Flow was used to keep the British fleet safe. We've seen beautiful artwork here and had the opportunity to meet the artists. It's easy to see where they get the inspiration: the sea, the sky, the history and the wild and pastoral ...
... or that we have friends in common.
We had a tough day at work yesterday when the managers teenage daughter came in in tears from school. Turns out she's being bullied and is having a really hard time. She reminds me so much of myself at 13-14. I can tell she's in emotional pain and I know there really isn't anything you can do to fix it. As much as she wants a solution and as much as I wanted a solution at that age there simply isn't one until you mentally and emotionally turn a ...
... panini and chips to have on the train to Thurso. We the went to the train station and I thanked Tina for her amazing hospitality and boarded my train.
It was another 4 hour train ride to Thurso, this train was warmer and I enjoyed the journey a lot more. I made it to Thurso and had to get a taxi to scrabster to catch the ferry. The ferry didn't go until 7 p.m. and of course me being paranoid about being late I took the earlier train to arrive at 2:30 p.m. ...
Sailed overnight from Edinburgh to the Orkney Islands. It was a bit bumpy during the night but the tablets held good.
Horror - the water in the shower was COLD. Hence no shower for me. Kaye was a bit braver and put her body in - I got no more than my hand wet. Have to go and see about it.
In Kirkwall we went to see the 3,200 year old village of Skara ...