Travel Blogs from Stromness
... have missed that for the world either. Another unforgettable odour to add to Life's sensory catalogue - alongside drying fish (especially fish heads), and rotting seaweed on the machair of a traditional croft.
Well, dear reader, with those final thoughts to savour, that'll be it for this week. Our next blog will probably be from Lerwick in the Shetlands, as we leave Kirkwall by overnight ferry on Thursday night at 2345.
Jen joins me in sending love and big hugs.
... 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...
Went to Stromness, the ferry port, for the day. What an interesting little city! Stone buildings, narrow cobblestone streets and alleyways, old hotels - one with a hitching post - and lots of boats of all kinds from fishing to ferry boats.
We went to the Maritime and Natural History Museum, which was ...
... as Carol's sister's son who is currently touring Australia and New Zealand on a squash tour. Meanwhile I was trying to do various things on my laptop as the wifi really didn't reach our room on the top of the house.
After breakfast, Carol drove us down to Scrabster, where we were greeted by a very friendly lady who had our boarding passes all ready waiting for us, and before long we were walking down and immensely long gangway, all covered because of the usually ...
... reports that the vikings hid in there they think through a storm an as a result they left some graffiti on the walls and stone work. all you could see of this was just a hump in the ground covered in grass.
As the rain was still holding off we went and had a look at the Ring of Brodgar, this was a huge stone circle and apparently was laid down before stonehenge, after a walk around and took some photo's we decided to head back in and get some lunch, then back to ...