Portland Arms Hotel
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- Continental Breakfast
- Business Services
- Free parking
- Pets allowed
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... a working flour mill powered by a water wheel. The mill was built in 1873 and every shaft, gear, millstone and fanning machine made then is still there and in use. The mill is the only place in the UK where bere (a now-rare variety of barley) is milled. Beremeal and bere flour are made into foodstuffs such as bread and pastries in the islands. Because bere has not been subjected to the kind of botanical tampering that has been applied to wheat and other grains, its gluten content is ...
... a rough crossing though, with all three of us feeling fairly green by the end. It was surprising because the weather was fine and the sea looked deceptively calm. Last night I saw some old letters from my great-grandma's time, including one written to her by my dad as a 7-year old, and one from her to my grandma about news from the farm. There is a treasure trove of family memorabilia there to be sorted through one ...
... who said "gorgeous evening, isn't it?" As we were pretty much frozen to the bone we thought perhaps she was being sarcastic, but she was in deadly earnest and explained how few bright, clear days there were in September. We had a long conversation, in which she gave us several pointers to places to visit in the area, and also a recommendation for dinner, which proved excellent.
We have a theory about dog walkers. At every place we go, there is someone (or a couple, never ...
Today we wake to grey skies and rain thundering on our tent. We left our crocs outside and they are full of water despite the drainage holes! It has been chucking it down all night. We can't believe our luck when the sun comes out at 9 o'clock.
Just over a hundred years ago the east coast harbours of Caithness and Sutherland were at the heart of the North Sea herring boom. Our route today will start in the north, detour across country and then follow the ...
... road on the top coast, so you can't pop into the local cafe or corner store for a feed.
Jean is waiting for the laundry and shower to be vacated so she can use both. The sun shines through the clouds sometimes so we may just have a drive through the country later on.
Well we didn't get to have a drive. The washing saga started out when Jean came to ask me to find where to put the washing powder in the machine. ...