The Castletown Hotel
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- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Free parking
- Pets allowed
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... on until we reached the port of Thurso.
The ride for the day in theory was going to be an easier one but although the weather was on our side, the winds were definitely not and we were battered by gusts from all around which made the journey much harder than it could have been.
Accommodation: Pentland Lodge House, Thurso
... that night (I don't think I've whinged on this blog about the APPALLING coverage in Britain, but believe me, it's appalling!) Clootie is a Scots word for "cloth" and this kind of pilgrimage site appears all over the Celtic world. There is always a spring of water and a tree, and the idea is for anyone suffering from some sort of ailment to take a piece of cloth (these days, generally a piece of clothing) and dip it in the water of the spring and wash the affected part of the ...
The morning ferry leaves Stromness at 11am, so we had a quick breakfast and set off before 9am in order to be able to take the longer route along the southern coast of Mainland.
The only site of real interest on the map was the Round Church of Orphir, which also included something called the Earl's Bu, which we felt was absolutely unmissable. Who could admit they had been on an island which contained an Earl's Bu and hadn't visited it?
The Round ...
... it. I perched on the remaining space, and the dog delightedly licked me; Graham remained standing. Fair enough, the dog was there first, I suppose. The young man, phone glued to his ear so we were never entirely sure whether he was talking to us or his phone, then proceeded into a long story of his dog's health and history.
Then half an hour to Perth, which is a tad smaller than its Australian namesake. Another half hour wait, then a two-hour train to Inverness. At last we ...
... on the mainland and visit JoG then I wouldn't bother if I were you. It's nice, barren and isolated and even a bit on the majestic side, but not as exciting as the Lochs and hills of the Inverness to Fort William area. Still, it was something we had to do to say we have been there.
As we went on our way the sky got darker and the wind got cooler. Hope it's not like this in the morning when I have to tow the van down the coast.