Travel Blogs from Stornoway
... Reubs", he lived on the middle island (North and South Uist) and helped with local tourism, finding new walking tracks, checking environmental areas and just living with the locals in a very untapped piece of the world. It's a set of little islands consisting of 'Isle of Lewis and Isle of Harris, then catching a ferry to the next isle 'North Uist and South Uist' with a tiny pocket on the south end Eriskay where we caught another ferry to 'Barra' our last stay. ...
... still cut and collected by local people. On the drive there Corrie had enjoyed a walk near where piles of peat had been cut and left to dry prior to collection.
A drive to Stornoway was next where we walked around a few streets and did ...
... 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