Travel Blogs from Stornoway
... ZC8 (I don't think the link will work, so you'll have to cut and paste it into your browser.) The highlight of Kier's day was definitely when we passed by the Isle of Skye. That is where his ancestors are from. From this distance it looked like a very rural island with houses spread sparsely about. Some might even say it's comparable to...oh, say...Oyster Bed Bridge!! Tomorrow Invergordon and a trip up to Loch Ness. Perhaps we'll see ...
... 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 ...
... the street and being blown sideways by the southwesterly in the sheltered street of the village, agreed that walking along the northern cliffs probably wouldn't be a great idea. There's is a lot to see on the Isle though and hiring a car would be the way to go as the bus service, whilst extensive is irregular leaving you at a spot for over an hour at a site where 15 minutes would suffice. The hotel has been great and I've explored it's ...
... morning. Also I was wild camping with a tent I hadn't used before, in a gale while it was raining. After some considered thinking as the rain trickled down my neck I decided to head back into Tarbert and try and find accommodation there. I figured this was supposed to be a holiday, not an experiment in hypothermia. In this world there are few real challenges left, cycle touring might be one of them. No one around to help, no dry car I could call on to pick me ...
... They are called this as they would go black inside from the peat smoke. It was ok. A guy in here was crafting the tweed thread. That was pretty awesome to watch. Looked a lot like how Grandma Clarke used to make .... Er ... Woollen stuff maybe ... I bought a cute little Harris Tweed purse for £14. Saw it later in an Edinburgh Woollen Mill shop on the mainland (ie chain tourist **** shops) for £25! And the guy probably made the tweed on ...
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