Portland Arms Hotel
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... Maybe they were all still in bed sleeping off a long night of ****-hurling, who knows?
First stop was the beautifully-named Groam House, a tiny little museum of the Picts (it has to be tiny because so little is known of them.) But of course, that only opens at 11am. (It's all that midnight ****-hurling.) Instead we went down to Chanonry Point, a little spit of stones sticking out in the middle of the nine-holes-out-and-nine-back golfcourse, surely the coldest ...
Orkney Island is the most northern point of UK. Arrived by ferry round 9am and bordered a bus to tour Island. Visited Italian Chapel which was built by Italian POWs in the 1940s. The POWs built the causeways joining all the islands using 16,000 x 1.5 metre cube blocks of cement. Morning highlight was visiting the Highland Whiskey Distillery on the Island and sampled 12 year old single malt whiskey which left a nice warm feeling ...
... was probably just over the horizon!) We had a lovely windy walk along the clifftops to see the famous Duncansby Stacks, and then cut back through the heather to the road from where Gray very nobly trotted up the hill to fetch the car, leaving me to play photos overlooking the tiny beach.
By now it was getting quite late so although we had ambitions to see the Neolithic sites near Wick, we decided to call it a day and make our way gently back ...
... the finest rune-writer in the Western Island, wrote these runes!") and drawing beautiful little animals.
And so, finally, back to Stromness for our ferry; we crossed in cold, grey wetness and were quite glad to see the shores of Scotland again.
However, little were we to know that further adventures awaited us before bedtime. We were met at Scrabster by Alastair from the car hire company with which I had arranged a hire car that morning. He ...
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 ...
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- Continental Breakfast
- Business Services
- Free parking
- Pets allowed