Ayre's Rock Hostel
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- Continental Breakfast
- Shuttle bus service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Free parking
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... 900 years old, was built to honor a Viking, the murdered Earl Magnus, who was later sainted. The Orkney Islands were long a part of Norway until they were deeded as dowry to one of the Stewart Kings. People here trace their DNA back to both the Picts (or Scots) and the Vikings. Unique DNA shows up here that is not found elsewhere in Scotland, we understand. These islands are incredibly fertile and have long been prosperous. This is big sky ...
... ferry and the lines are long to get on. Our host, who works part-time for the ferry company, called the booking office to see if he could make a reservation for us. The best he was able to do was to get us the number 2 spot on the waitlist. If we weren't able to get on that sailing he encouraged us to keep trying. Arriving at the ferry terminal some 40 minutes before departure we came upon barely organized chaos. Semi trailers, campers, a German tour bus, and several ...
... and then Abe came home and we took joy in teasing him about getting a new car. It was then getting late and since I hadn't gone to bed until 3 a.m. the night before I was shattered and hit the hay.
I woke up for about 8:30 a.m. the next morning which seems to be my regular wake up these last few weeks. I got dressed and packed up (again) and then went out to meet Tina. We soon left for Inverness to look at the murals and get something to eat before I got on ...
So the first week of my volunteering has been fabulous. I have seen so many different things - crazy cows, castrations, blood samples, a c-section, and a full day of taking care of cows feet.
I got to do some blood sampling and a few castrations myself, which was really great. And I've been seeing so many new things since I am mostly used to dairy herds, and Orkney is mostly beef cattle and sheep (with the odd ...
... there is something amazing. Apparently it was built by master masons who had worked on Durham castle.
In the 1960s the foundations were found to be sinking so money was raised to put in the necessary support girders. The church has been home to many religions in its time and now functions as a community church, all religions ...