Travel Blogs from Thurso
... 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. ...
... for that. Needless to say we've had an absolute ball and enjoyed our journey more than we can possibly say. We have met such wonderful people from all walks of life and had such a good laugh along the way.
For those of you interested in stats
Total Mileage was 1106 miles or thereabouts
Favourite area - Scotland ( closely followed by the Lakes and Shropshire, ...
I am so excited also because while walking through a Victorian Marketplace in Inverness, I asked about my maternal family name of McCulloch and the information was found with history and family shield.
On the way to Thurso, there were times when almost all the fields around were a bright yellow. I asked a very helpful lady sitting with me about it and found out they are rapeseed oil. It looks very much ...
... centuries. You feel the sheer pressure of emotion and prayer all around. We hope that Gray's old shirt, tied at the top of one of the tallest trees, will take away his horrible auto-immune symptoms!
After that, the rest of the day was quite mundane. Instead of bombing up the A9 and being in Thurso for afternoon tea, we drove up one of the "B" roads right up the middle, direct from Lairg to Tongue. It crossed a different sort of moorland, one covered mostly with ...
... tourists seldom come") then to Maes Howe where we at last had a booking on the 2pm tour! So all was by no means lost.
The tour was extremely interesting for the way it drew together so much of the stuff we have seen in the last few days; indeed, from the tomb entrance you can see both sets of standing stones as well as the Neolithic village of Barnhouse - or you would have been able to see Barnhouse if it had still been standing. The guide was ...
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- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Free parking
- Pets allowed