Royal Hotel, Caithness
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TripAdvisor Reviews Royal Hotel, Caithness Thurso
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... invented by the Norwegians LOL! Jokes aside, you could easily imagine it happening, the wind is so strong. We spent a short time in Kirkwall, the main town, and wandered into the Cathedral where a band rehearsal was taking place. We sat and listened for a while to the lovely music. Then it was back on the bus to catch the ferry back to the mainland. We were pleased to get back to the hotel after a long day, but really happy we had the chance to visit the beautiful ...
Total mileage: 44
Actual cycling time: 4 hours 53 minutes
Who would have thought Scottish weather this far north would be so fine - thank you high pressure!
The journey for the day would follow the north coast east until we hit Thurso, our last stop before John O'Groats. The landscape for the first 20 miles was still hilly ...
... some nice stuff - good jewellery and books and things, not tat. So the whole museum took about half an hour (including the 14 minutes to watch the movie) but was still worth it. The two volunteers were sweet, and very proud of their little museum, and happy to chat. The museum has recently received 100,000 pounds from the Lottery Fund - we have seen mention of this in several little museums and it would seem that funding small museums and art galleries is one of the good uses ...
... And the rich black of the peat cuttings. You can't believe the colours just on the ground; above that drop the gentle blues and mauves of the far misty hills and mountains, the intense blue and white of the skies and the blazing silver or brilliant aquamarine of the lochs. Some evenings when I process my photos I think, "oh, my goodness, I've over-saturated those colours!" but the next day when I'm out in it again, I realise I'm probably not even ...
... parked their van next to ours and we set out to beat the locals. Jean and I got the answer to the Brisbane states question, the theme to New Tricks, Ho Chi Minh city used to be called Saigon a question about Shaun the Sheep and a couple of others. Yvonne got all the rest. 60 questions in all. One of the rounds was to identify the theme tunes from UK TV shows. My knowledge of New Tricks got me a point for that round.