Travel Blogs from Stornoway
We are now in the Outer Hebrides. We flew in from Glasgow, a tiny plane with only 20 people including pilot etc.. Was a great flight, we could see the ground at most points, fairly clear sky's, but some points in the full cloud I could feel Luke around us :) After seeing a documentary about 5 years ago, with a chap by the name of "Monty Halls" we promised ourselves if we ever got to the UK, we would also visit here. Monty was a volunteer ranger and along with ...
... shop thing. At one shop I found huge balls of Harris Tweed selvedes on sale and met someone who was knitting it into a rug - so I bought a few balls to have a go back home*
* I did have a go at knitting a rug - I think it worked out rather well.
... and the bottoms put back on. They were really falling apart. I got talking to the guys while they fixed my shoes, about my travels and such. When I got my wallet out to pay, the guy who was fixing them simply said "don't worry about it". How nice was that!! While I am here I am going to point out two things: - the bag you start with is most likely not going to be the one you need a year on. - I need to buy sunscreen. I radiated heat today ...
... are arranged in a cross formation with a burial cairn in the centre, the stones are around 2 metres tall up to 3 metres. It doesn't seem to line up with any astronomical events, solstices, sunrises, full moons etc. So while it doesn't have the same wow factor as Stonehenge it was being built a couple of thousand years before the Stonehenge architects had even sharpened their pencils. There are two smaller sets of standing stones about a km away so I went for a look at them as ...
... a surge in popularity, especially in Japan and Germany! Norman learned the trade from his uncle as a child and now, in his retirement, has taken it up again. He is one of about 80 weavers left.
After the weaver, we had a short stop at Dun Carloway, the best preserved broch in the isles! A broch is a fortified roundhouse in a strategic location like a hilltop or island in a loch to provide effective ...
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