No, I wasn't throwing them at guests in a fit of temper. And no, it wasn't aliens intent on abduction. It was these that arrived...
These things – there are three of them – have just landed on walls around the establishment as part of my promise to make The Creel the sort of place I would have liked to find myself in when I had to stay in hotels. They are latest-generation, hotel-grade technology for WiFi coverage. And thanks to these, there is now full power wifi all over the place – in the bedrooms, in the restaurant, in the Blue Lobster Bar, and, in fact, out in the road all the way up to the waterfront!* The password is.... XXXXXXXX [the secret will be shared with guests]
Fantastic kit, beautifully installed by The Creel's friends at Orkney PC of Kirkwall.
Better still, in time for the season, British Telecom will be switching on The Creel's optical fibre connection for decent speed at last! Gee whizz!
*This statement fully tested: After writing and posting this, I drove to Kirkwall for some supplies. Getting back home just now, I was still parking the car when my iPhone started beeping with incoming emails: it had already connected to the Creel's wifi.
I like to take photos and am fond of clichés - so I'll say I find them to be worth a thousand words.