Travel Blogs from Stornoway
... to the port of Uig where we caught the car ferry to Tarbert at the Outer Hebredies. We are staying at a little Inn tonight and were the only people here tonight. Very quiet! We've been incredibly lucky with the weather so far but apparently a cold front us coming next week. We'll be here fur the next two nights and will attempt to find a TV to watch the Wales vs England game tomorrow and hopefully try and catch the Cowboys game. Go the Roos too Bruce!
Fran and ...
This morning we drove from our hostel in Stornaway to the callanish standing stones in the west of the island. The stones were pretty epic in the mist and rain that greeted us. I'm really glad I bought a decent Scottish coat when I was in Edinburgh. We spent about 2 hours photographing the stones and the others that were nearby. Once we had filled up on tea, soup and scones we were back on the road. Our next stop was carloway, which ...
... was spectacular, but I have never been somewhere so windy in my life. You could barely walk because the force was so strong. My face was like a dogs outside the window of a moving car! Our final stop in Skye was Fairy Glen, I loved this place. It was a piece of land which had tiny pointed hills all over it. Like the fairy pools it looked as thought fairies could live here too. After a busy start ...
... 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 ...
A later start of 9pm was much appreciated today. Firstly we visited a Blackhouse at Carloway on the Atlantic coast of Lewis. This is a restored thatched cottage of a typical crofting township of the 1800s. One was actually lived in until the 1970s. So glad I decided not to go in as they burn peat, no chimney and all those who went in came out stinking of peat smoke. The average age in the days when this was the normal living was 45. Not surprising as they must have smoked themselves ...
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, Stornoway | Hotelfrom $151