Skaill Farm

Skaill, Sandwick, Mainland, Orkney Islands, Scotland, United Kingdom | Hotel

Travel Blogs from Sandwick

Sounds, Smells and Statistical Significance

A travel blog entry by rnjemk

... road-roller became extraordinarily energised, bounding up and down, vibrating its way around the pier as its vertical motion was translated into transverse by pebbles on and irregularities in the surface of the pier. The figure of the 'driver' became a blur, but the blurring did not conceal the stark terror on the poor youth's face.

With shaking (and, undoubtedly, shaky) hand, he eventually found the go-lever, and un-go-ed the machine. Now, the ...


A travel blog entry by sueblaikie


... br> Most mesmerised by - Andrew Gormley's sculptures at Crosby
Most luxurious accommodation - Lyzzick Hall Hotel
Most embarrassing moment - ask Judy
Most disappointing - we put on weight (but we are more muscular!)
Most helpful book "Land's End to John O'Groats" by Phil Horsley
Most helpful gadget - Garmins

Best tip - go do it and take at least 3 weeks...


Helmsdale to John o'Groats - 59.6 miles

A travel blog entry by sueblaikie


... until Sue's husband Ross arrived to take the cyclists home. He turned up with a bottle of Moet - well it would be rude not to, which meant more hilarity and recounting of funny moments. Avril and Kate really made the end of this trip extra memorable and it was sad saying goodbye before heading off back to Perthshire. Another celebratory cake made by Sue's daughter, Samantha was enjoyed before turning in for the night. What a day, what a ...

Hi, Ho. Where's Hoy!

A travel blog entry by rnjemk


... said another way, the timespan between the neolithic and the present, will examine the planet and wonder about our technology and our day-by-day habits. The oil industry and its industrial chemists have much to answer for as they have sought to eke out the maximum profit from oil byproducts. But, we members of the human mass have much more to be ashamed about.

Well, enough sermonising.

Between our stops in Stromness and Kirkwall we had two nights (16th and ...

Getting to the Bottom of Alba.

A travel blog entry by rnjemk


... unattended at the table and chairs beside the fish'nchips van. He mentioned how he'd inadvertently left two bottles of wine out the front of the restaurant and they were still there the next day when he remembered to retrieve them. In 40 years in Scrabster nothing had ever been stolen from him or anyone he knew. In conversation,he told us that his son had left for a three-year working holiday in Australia, New Zealand and Asia eleven years ago and had not got beyond Sydney. Following ...


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