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We left the hotel at 8:00 for the 9:00 ferry to the Orkney Islands. The ride on the ferry was very smooth. Our guide, John was telling us it can be very rough at times, not because of the weather, but because of the tides. We sat on the upper deck, but after awhile it was too cold for Jean so we finished the ride to Orkney inside on the lower deck. It was about a 50 minute ride. The high for the day was about 58 degrees. On the island, we hopped on ...
... We had an hour to go to Thurso. Along the way we saw some oil rigs that had been decommissioned, and later near Thurso, we could see active oil rigs. We did make a photo stop at a statue in honor of those Scots who had to emigrate to other countries due to the displacements during the Highland Clearances. Once at the hotel St. Clair, a family run hotel (our guide compared it to Fawlty Towers), we waited for the bags. The ...
... line has been drawn across the land. To the north, peat bogs are ubiquitous with a few indigenous timbered glens where a mini-climate and good soil has enabled Scottish Pine, Oak, Beech and Aspen to make a comeback. Around 30 years ago Scottish Forestry planted as a mono-culture what looks like pinus radiata across great swathes of peat country. These forests have now reached maturity are being heavily harvested. The post-harvest visual effect is one of ecological vandalism. Given ...
... know from our earlier blogs at the top of 'the struggle', when he (or any of us to be fair) was not at his best. He panted up to us (coming the easier way up) on a bike that was far too small for him, his knees were literally at right angles to his bike, bandy style, he got off, threw it against a stone, promptly ate a banana in two mouthfuls and said he was doing the LEJoG!.. I looked at him..., you have got to be kidding me.. Someone could not look less like a cyclist if they ...
... If I am right then we have done North and South and when we go to Norfolk we will do East.
That just about covers the whole of the mainland UK but we are not going back to do the West or the islands. Not bad for a couple of middle aged gypsies.
Had another beer in the pub and at about 9 PM it started to liven up a bit when the juke box was started up and played, Country Roads by ...
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- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Free parking
TravelPod Member ReviewsStrathy Inn
My two nights at the Strathy Inn were comfortable and relaxed. The breakfasts were thoughtfully presented. My hosts went out of their way to be helpful, checking bus timetable for me. The restaurant was obviously popular with locals and people staying at accommodation elsewhere. It offered a much more interesting range of dishes than one might expect from the usual 'bar meals.'
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