Travel Blogs from Stornoway
... 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 ...
... industry here is weaving. We got to see an old school weaving machine in action which was pretty cool. I think it was made in they early 1900s. After seeing the loom in action we decided to walk up the hill and check out the view of the beach. It was pretty epic. So much of the scenery reminds me of New Zealand though. Our guide Andy decided to take a detour on the way back to the hostel (massively) and drove us to the top of the ...
... seascapes. I said to women walking her dog on our first day touring around Lewis Island that they must be hardy souls to live here, as it was cool and very windy. She responded that she'd like to say you get used to it.. "but you dont"! I said I had just been in Italy for a month and was finding it quite an adjustment.. Her advice was to go back to Italy! Tempting... but I was here because I wanted to spend some time ...
... an uneventful ride up to Stornaway, where we checked in at Hebridean GH. Ian and Phil sharing for 2 nights, with Paul looking forward to a couple of quiet nights.
Out into town for a nice Chinese meal, back to the Spar for a Magnum and into the Lounge to update blog and Match of the Day.(except there is no footy because of stupid Eurovision Song Contest.....grrrrrr).
Looking to visit a few places on west and top of Lewis ...
... work for the next hour as I climbed. The landscape quickly changed from soft grass and beaches to barren mountains, peat and lochs as far as the eye could see. This place is more water than land. I finally reached Tarbert after 30km of riding. Tarbert is another quiet fishing village, but very picturesque. Today being Sunday the place was closed. You can't even play golf on a Sunday, rest means rest. About now the rain began to pick up and it was cold. I was ...
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