I got off the boat at Tarbert at 11.30am, and went to the CalMac office to buy a ticket to travel to the Uists. I was planning to go over on the Sunday and come back on the Wednesday, but because they didn't have room for me I changed it to Saturday and Tuesday. Then I set off to drive north. I had two nights booked at a B & B at Stornoway, but didn't need to check in till later.
Although it was a bit overcast and misty there was still some nice scenery to view. I find the most difficult part about driving through Scotland is the confusing road signs. They are in Gaelic with a smaller English translation below. It's hard to make a quick decision on which turn off to take. Several times I had to stop, turn around and go back because I had missed a turn.
Here is some information about the Stones. Apparently they have been there for over 5000 years. It's a popular visitor attraction.
I was ready for a walk, so when I had inspected the stones I went off down a quiet road nearby for an hour.
I arrived at the Tower Guest House in Stornoway at about 5.30pm, and checked in. The landlady greeted me at the door wearing a mask. I apologised that I had forgotten to cover my face. She said don't worry, I have got mine on. We walked straight through the house, out of the back door, and into the garden, where she unlocked a door in an separate outhouse which could have been a converted garage. It was a lovely room.
She said that she would be bringing my breakfast to me on a tray. I was a bit disappointed at this because from the pictures on the web site I was quite looking forward to sitting in a dining room full of olde worlde character.
Thanks for popping in. Catch ya later. Toodle pip. ilona