Forss House Hotel
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... for 4 hours in superb conditions - some of the nicest sailing ever.
We were tied up in Wick by a quarter to nine and took a brief strole around this former fishing town, similar in size to Looe. In one year in the 19th century more herring were landed in Wick than any other port in the world. ...
... br> Most mesmerised by - Andrew Gormley's sculptures at Crosby
Most luxurious accommodation - Lyzzick Hall Hotel
Most embarrassing moment - ask Judy
Most disappointing - we put on weight (but we are more muscular!)
Most helpful book "Land's End to John O'Groats" by Phil Horsley
Most helpful gadget - Garmins
Best tip - go do it and take at least 3 weeks...
... see the one thing that is rather hard to see----The Old Man of Hoy! This rock stands so proudly out in front of an incredibly beautiful cliff of the island of Hoy. Hoy means "High Island", from the old Norse "HAEY". It is the second largest island in Orkney, at 57 square miles. Here is the only rock-cut-chambered tomb to be found in Britain. There are many interesting things to be seen here.
As soon as the ferry got to where we could see ...
... out the thing to do would be to start at the disabled parking spot, (I felt that the lack of discarded wheelchairs and crutches at the disabled parking was a Bad Sign; Gray pointed out that it takes a while for clooties to rot away - in fact, probably just about long enough for you to either die or get better anyway) which would have been set up as close as possible to the well, and then move consistently towards areas of greater and greater clootie concentration. When ...
... under normal circumstances we would have probably gone online to book the tickets yesterday when we realised there was simply no more accommodation on the island, and discovered that there was only one sailing today.
Anyway, so we booked ourselves onto the 4:45pm, negotiated with the car-hire to keep our car for a few more hours, and took ourselves off up the west coast to a place called Yesnaby where there was, apparently, the Brough of Bigging ...
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- Free parking
- Pets allowed