Castle Arms Hotel
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- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility
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Whew..... it has been a crazy crazy month! Where did I leave off? I think I had just found out I was being hired on at Scapa Travel. Well since then so much has happened. I put in my months notice at the Woollen Mill and started my new job all at the same time. This meant I was working 6 days a week for the whole month of February. When I wasn't at one job I was at the other, sometimes i was going between the 2 jobs in the same day. ...
... to have armies. He got rid of many of the people living on his land during the Highland Clearances and converted to sheep farming. Those who he needed for the new industry were treated well. We walked through various rooms open to the public. Many of the rooms had a blend of the old and new. Most of the portraits were of the entire lineage up to the current 7th Duke of Sutherland. After the castle tour we went down ...
... in the world, across the Moray Firth from Fort George. This is famous for being one of the best spots in the world from which to view bottlenose dolphins from land, as a pod of about forty big ones (up to 4m long!) live year-round in the Firth and play and feed in the incoming tide. They are reputed to be easily visible when the salmon are running (ie, now.) We stood about on the stony beach for a while, freezing to death, amongst the serious wildlife photographers with ...
... br> Next port of call was Dunnet Head, which is the genuine most northerly part of Britain, John O'Groats be buggered. (Locals say scathingly, "John O'Groats is just the end of the road!") It is reached by driving through a most gorgeous pink, purple, orange and golden peat moor, all studded with little lochans. The colours all come from the heather, of which several species are now over, and all covered with little golden seedpods, but other ...
... br> We had an excellent lamb dish and then made our way carefully back to Thurso in the rain. Funny how one never drives across country after dark when touring a foreign country - or we don't, anyway. You are where you're going to be by dusk, and then if you drive somewhere for dinner it's in the town where you're staying. Anyway, it wasn't so bad (says the navigator) and we are now safely ensconced back on our attic overlooking Hoy after a day filled with unexpected ...