Travel Blogs from Thurso
... plenty of time to spare. The ferry over to mainland was the same route as the one we came to the island on. We arrived to mainland early evening and began our long drive towards Mellon Udrigle stopping for fuel, supplies, and John O'Groats (England's "highest" point). We were due to arrive in Mellon Udrigle after midnight, but ended up stopping earlier at a lay-by for the ...
After the windy and rainy day yesterday the sun finally began to show its face. We had a late start this morning and began to travel south of the island. There wasn't a whole lot to see so we made our way back to our campsite to pick up our washing (which still wasn't dry!) then carried on north. On the way to Stromness we made a few stops: - Italian chapel: I really liked this stop. It was a chapel made by Italian prisoners of war from a row of bunkers. They had ...
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