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- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Free parking
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... in their UK Motorhome around Scotland for 6 months. They had just recently traveled the States in their USA Motorhome and, over a few wines, gave us lots of tips about travelling there next year. However, as we tried to get to sleep later, the howling wind and rain, coupled with the buffeting wind rocking the truck, caused us to move camp back to the village at 10.30 ...
Well it has been a quiet few weeks. I am settling into the quiet life. I actually really enjoy it, if not for it being a bit lonely at times. I am however definitely suited for country life, I love the quiet and the privacy. Although it has been pretty foggy here the last couple weeks, when the stars are visible it is pretty incredible.
The downsides are that I don't have a car and can't just hop on a bus to go explore since they only come a few times a day. The same can be said ...
... and since I want to go visit the east side of the island, I took the bus home. I had done 40km!
Sunday - boy was I sore. The bike seat was so uncomfortable! But I had a good morning. Nicola, Gemma, and Colin were out at a wedding last night, so I made them raspberry pancakes and bacon in the morning. That afternoon, we took Isla to a wooded area where a man made his beautiful garden.
Thats all for now. Talk to you soon!
... and history.
We went next to the Standing Stones of Stenness that are thought to date to ~3400 B.C. and the foundations of about 13 houses there. It was thought to possibly be the party site before taking the departed up to the Ring of Brodgar for the formal ceremony. Lots of theories! We crossed a fence between the stones and the sheep pasture (Jacob sheep - ...
... of the places I see I am the only one there or just a couple other people. At the Broch of Gurness, I was the only one there most of the time. In Scotland, they have these stone structures called brochs where the ancient people lived, They are circular. This one is a whole complex with homes all around the broch, like a village. You can see the remains of the stone rooms. Each "home" had a central hearth where they had a fire. Then they had little cubby ...