Travel Blogs from Stornoway
... Isles and the "mainland" north. My plan was to track close to Scotland for both the healthy tailwind, and for the safety of having Stornoway, at the north west tip of Scotland, as an alternate, which I was half inclined to use.
As I got closer, that became over half as I could see it would be touch and go as to whether I could make it to ...
... deserved Thai dinner and early night. The next day the ferries were running again and we were scheduled to get the 1.30pm one back to the mainland. Sadly we weren't able to visit the Isle of Skye which we were meant to do that day but the ferries were only running minimal services so we were heading back to Ullapool. That morning I went for a walk around Stornaway and fantasised about buying a gorgeous purple tweed Cape ($500nzd!!) but ...
... the butt of Lewis. We went on a magical jaunt along the cliff tops and took photos while Andy made sheep jokes about New Zealand. Directed at me! I'm the token kiwi on this tour. Everyone else is Australian pretty much. To be fair, the sheep did seem to like me more than everyone else. I got some extreme close ups without really needing to try. Sheep whisperer. After a full on day of walking we headed back to the hostel to find ...
... but I think the view out to sea made it for me. It was spectacular as was the landscape on the bus there. So rugged but beautiful. I personally don't think I could stand to live here. A bit too isolated for my liking but it's lovely to visit. Then I came back to the hostel and got talking to a German girl called Laura. I have met a lot of Germans over the ...
... me the use of her phone to call the bike hire guy so I wouldn't have to use those horribly expensive mobile phones. She then offered to wash any dirty clothes I had including my bike clothes. I had been seriously thinking of just chucking them. After a day of riding my Lycra doesn't smell to good, after riding in the wet it smells even less good, after riding for 5 days straight and the last 2 in the rain I figured a furnace ...
Other places to stay in Stornoway
11 James Street, Stornoway | 3 star hotelfrom $146
Perceval Road South, Stornoway | 3 star hotelfrom $182
81 Cromwell Street, Stornoway | 2 star hotelfrom $159
12-14 Francis Street, Stornoway | Hotelfrom $149
18A Matheson Road, HS1 2LA, Stornoway | Hotelfrom $151