Merkister Hotel

Address: Harray, Mainland, Orkney Islands, Scotland, KW17 2LF, United Kingdom | Hotel
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This hotel, located on Harray, Mainland, is near Italian Chapel, Maes Howe, and Broch of Gurness.
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      Shorter days mean bigger decisions

      A travel blog entry by kendra.towns on Nov 04, 2014

      1 comment, 7 photos

      ... Westerns, old military movies, old games shows, and a lot of old comedy and soap operas. If I do get control of the TV remote I have to listen to the comments about all the "impossible *****" going on, so I've given up and I'm quite happy to record my TV shows! However, there is a new development!!! I have convinced Grandad to get Internet out at the house and so I will soon be connected to the outside world and I'll be able to watch online TV shows. The ...

      Kirkwall, Orkney Islands

      A travel blog entry by loisclarke on Oct 22, 2014

      7 photos

      ... because the bodies found there also had eagle remains with them. The guides gave histories of the Mesolithic and Neolithic ages as well as the Bronze Age before we trudged 3 miles return across wet fields in the rain to view a house from the Bronze Age then the tomb. Had to enter using knee pads for crawling or lay on your back on a trolley and pull yourself in. The tomb was a good example. They found 120 skeletons of humans all aged about 27. On the way back ...

      Making my way North

      A travel blog entry by kendra.towns on Aug 23, 2014

      11 photos

      ... at 11:30 a.m. Tina showed me all the cool murals that local artists and the local kids have made on the sides of all the buildings. They were really cool and done really well. With the kids partaking in the painting there doesn't seem to be any vandalism happening at all. We then went into the café to get a hot drink since if wasn't that warm out. Hot chocolate for me since I am still caffeine free, 4 months!!!! Tina ordered me an Invergordon special, a bean and cheese ...

      Sounds, Smells and Statistical Significance

      A travel blog entry by rnjemk on Jun 28, 2014

      ... to make an informed decision about routing. Not dissatisfied with the quality of this position, Captain Wylie went one better. He arranged for the ferry to drop us off at the southern end of Westray, from whence one of his staff (Malcolm) picked us up by car and ran us up to Pierowall, where another member of his local staff, ferry captain Tom, took us in his personal boat (a beautifully maintained 60-year old clinker-built launch) across to Papa Westray. On ...

      Rainy Day

      A travel blog entry by mimster919 on Apr 09, 2014

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      Things are peaceful here in Orkney. I love just being a homebody - eating wholesome veggie food at home with Heather and Brian, going for walks along the cliffs, stopping at the co-op for ham, cheese, bread and beer, washing and drying cloth is restful! Yesterday we went for a swim at the pool, and I was glad to get back into my body a little. Today the op-shop has been the highlight :) Reggae and baby sleep time now, I ...