Travel Blogs from Strathy
It is always good to be able to begin a walk from the front door of the place where I have spent the night. I'd had an enjoyable stay at Strathy Inn meeting people from Australia, Germany and England.
Compared to the two previous days the weather was cloudy but no rain was forecast. My first goal was Strathy Point, about 3 miles …
... 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 ...
Orkney Island is the most northern point of UK. Arrived by ferry round 9am and bordered a bus to tour Island. Visited Italian Chapel which was built by Italian POWs in the 1940s. The POWs built the causeways joining all the islands using 16,000 x 1.5 metre cube blocks of cement. Morning highlight was visiting the Highland Whiskey Distillery on the Island and sampled 12 year old single malt whiskey which left a nice warm feeling ...
... still blooming. There's a viewpoint from on top with views to the middle of next week. It feels a lot like Cape Point, only not so wild and rocky; also a lot less end-of-the-worldish, because just offshore the osea is full of the Orkneys. You're not looking out and thinking, "next stop the Antarctic" as you do at Cape Point.
Then we worked our way along the coast, stopping here and there for lovely short walks along the cliffs, and for an ...
... Ferry ride is up and we disembark from the ferry we stop at the end of the exit road to get Bearings for the B&B pub we will be staying in when i spot it virtually straight across the road. we Booked in and went down stairs for a Pint and a chat about plans for tomorrow.
We decide it will be a good thing to do is follow the weather as it is going to be showers on and off all day but hey whats new this is Scotland the land that see liquid sunshine all the time, ...
How has this inn rated in the past?
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Free parking
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.'
This review is the subjective opinion of a TravelPod member and not of TravelPod.com.