So, I'm taking the Puffin Express Orkney Adenturer to Kirkwall on Sunday, September 23rd and staying the night at the Eastbank House. The next day I'm renting a car and have the isle to myself and am staying at the Hamnavoe B&B (on the ferry) since I need to take the early ferry on Tuesday.
* I've looked at all the tourist sites and still can't get a sense of a real driving itinerary for the West Mainland that will get the best of it in. If you had a day to show a friend the best of the West Mainland, how would you drive it? I want to make sure I get a cliff walk in there, as well.
* Any cool, small, unkown boat trips I should know about? When I visited Western Ireland last year, the trip highlight was a small boat out of Doolin that went UNDER the Cliffs of Moher. Would love to try and repeat that experience in Orkney if there is such a thing.
* In Kirkwall, Sunday night, where should I eat and what is the best pub for meeting a local or two and having a pint.
* In Stromness, Monday night, it appears the Hamnavoe is the restaurant. But where should I grab a pint after I check in to the boat?
Thanks!!!! You are all champions!