When the church building that is now Eastward Guest House was created in 1873 there were no motorised vehicles. The wheels of agriculture and fish distribution were powered by horses, horse drawn carriages or for people, a pony and trap. Whilst so much has changed in the nearly 150 years past, it is wonderful to see this regular reminder of a bygone era.
You can have driving lessons or just sit back and enjoy the close-to-nature sensory experience of the sight, sound and smells as you clip-clop through pasture-land to the sea.
Your journey back in time is facilitated by Suki and Geoff Linnet from Giara Driving School. This is surely another good reason to wake up in Orkney and moreover, wake up in South Ronaldsay!
Here we meet Suki and Jeff with 'Billy' and 'Topper' (chestnut coloured) taking the air and turning at the sign of the Missing Bell. Today their party is complete with two beloved canine friends Toffee and Candy.
You can arrange a driving experience or a time-warp trip by clicking here
"This church had 134 years of weddings, blessings and Sunday school; it must be Inculcated with love, the walls must exude happiness and joy." Keiko Yamaga-White November 2007