Driving a Triumph Roadster 2000 in Kirkwall

On the Orkneys at Kirkwall there is a great place to stay – the Lynnfield hotel.

Triumph Roadster 2000 from 1949

Triumph Roadster 2000 from 1949

The owner is an oldtimer enthusiast and owens a Triumph Roadster 2000 from 1949.

Triumph Roadster 2000 mother in law seats

Triumph Roadster 2000 with mother in law seats

The car has mother in law seats.

Triumph closed Trunk

Triumph closed Trunk

Here a picture when the trunk is closed.

Schwiegermuttersitz

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

Sittingroom at The Lynnfield Hotel

We stayed in the hotel Lynnfield which is very busy.

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Flying over the highlands of Scotland

 

There was a cloudy, but not too bad day to fly from Inverness to Dundee over the highlands of Scotland.

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Landing at Sollas Outer Hebridies

After Barras there is a second airfield in the UK where you land on the beach, Sollas (PPR).

Landing at Sollas Beach airfield

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

Landing at the airfield of Sollas

We could not stay overnight because high tide is too high to leave the plane alone.

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Landing on Isle of Jura airstrip, Inner Hebridies

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

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

Landing on Isles of Jura

Yes, the grass is high. See my first go around.

Isle of Jura high grass on the strip

Isle of Jura high grass on the strip

After that landing we flew back to the Glenforsa airfield and hotel.

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Landing and takeoff Foula Shetland

A journey to Foula where people come out only at night (which is not true).

Great scenery on Foula.

After a very scenic flight around the rock of Foula we landed at Foula.

 

Visiting Foula is a adventure. It is a very remote island.

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Landing at Oban

The airport at Oben is the place to refuel and to organise the landings on the islands which all are PPR.

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Landing and takeoff Barra Outer Hebridies

Island Barra is a favorit, a tidal airfield with the tower on the left side of the picture.

You can only land if there is low tide. This field and most of the Scotish fields are PPR.

There was still saltwater on the airfield. 8 years ago wh stayed 3 nights on the island. At that time we had to leave the plane up to the road.

 
A very famous and scenic place to land – on the beach.

 

After the scenic landing we flew to Glenforsa. Others fly to Oban to get water to clean the plane from the salt.

 

Close by is another place to land on the beach, at Sollas. But there is nobody around.

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Landing on Fair Isles Shetland

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.

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