On the Orkneys at Kirkwall there is a great place to stay – the Lynnfield hotel.
Triumph Roadster 2000 from 1949
The owner is an oldtimer enthusiast and owens a Triumph Roadster 2000 from 1949.
Triumph Roadster 2000 with mother in law seats
The car has mother in law seats.
Triumph closed Trunk
Here a picture when the trunk is closed.
Mother in law seats
Let’s go for a drive.
Bad weather was coming in and we returned to the Orkneys where we met an old friend (from 1996), a hotel owner.
Sittingroom at The Lynnfield Hotel
We stayed in the hotel Lynnfield which is very busy.
After Barras there is a second airfield in the UK where you land on the beach, Sollas (PPR).
Landing at Sollas Beach airfield
After a touch and go I felt sure enoug that the sand is hard enough. Nobody is there – if something happens the next houses are miles away.
Landing at the airfield of Sollas
We could not stay overnight because high tide is too high to leave the plane alone.
Almoust nobody lands on Jura airstrip because it is not really maintained. Oban informed me after a call that it is not advisable to land due to high grass. So lets find out.
Jura airstrip, an island in the Inner Hebridies
Landing on the strip – here you see the previous go around with the check of the strip.
Landing on Isles of Jura
Yes, the grass is high. See my first go around.
Isle of Jura high grass on the strip
After that landing we flew back to the Glenforsa airfield and hotel.
The airport at Oben is the place to refuel and to organise the landings on the islands which all are PPR.
Next place was Fair Isle where we had to stay 3 nights due to fog.
A bird observatory was our hotel with new but good accomodation.
Many puffins which were not shy, we could approach to 2 meter
And an old light house.
On Fair Isles you can see a lot of Puffins from very close. There is a good bird observatory lodge nearby.