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- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Free parking
- Pets allowed
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Travel Blogs from Thurso
... and safety. It had started to rain so we walked out to the ruins first before visiting the house and visitor center. We walked around the ruins reading the placards for awhile. We then went over to Skaill House. It was the house's property on which Skra Brae is located. We walked the rooms in the family home and the viewed the artifacts collected by the family since the 17th Century. Very nice. We then boarded the bus to our last stop, the city ...
... small and not with all the usual ammenities. We then went for a walk. We were not doing today's excursion, so we were free until dinner at 7:00. We walked down the street towards the small pedestrian mall area. We found a used bookstore where I purchased two SF paperbacks. We then went to a free museum, Caithness Horizons. It had an exhibit of Pictish carvings, another about a decommissioned fast breed nuclear reactor that ...
... some nice stuff - good jewellery and books and things, not tat. So the whole museum took about half an hour (including the 14 minutes to watch the movie) but was still worth it. The two volunteers were sweet, and very proud of their little museum, and happy to chat. The museum has recently received 100,000 pounds from the Lottery Fund - we have seen mention of this in several little museums and it would seem that funding small museums and art galleries is one of the good uses ...
... And the rich black of the peat cuttings. You can't believe the colours just on the ground; above that drop the gentle blues and mauves of the far misty hills and mountains, the intense blue and white of the skies and the blazing silver or brilliant aquamarine of the lochs. Some evenings when I process my photos I think, "oh, my goodness, I've over-saturated those colours!" but the next day when I'm out in it again, I realise I'm probably not even ...
... also the Thurso train.) "I'll go and ask a guard..." "Dino! Dino! Come back, it's platform 7!!" When we eventually got over our coolness enough to go and get in the train, we found Dino and Mrs Dino ensconced in the other two seats around the little table where our two booked ones were - and they were NOT moving their feet for any great big Australians wearing hiking boots, not they!!
While Dino dozed over the crossword, Mrs Dino whispered useful factoids to us about ...