Travel Blogs from Dornoch
After Loch Ness, we had the long drive back to Edinburgh. By now it was about 430 and we were due back by 8. There were a few stops here and there, but at this point the sun was setting and I was more engulfed in the Scottish History our tour guide Allen was telling us. He was fantastic, not only was he our driver, he told us crazy stories along the way and his mum even met up with us in the highlands and gave us shortbread (which is delicious in Scotland ...
... being flagged down and so in a matter of a few minutes I was heading back the way I'd come. Minutes in the bus covered the ground it had taken hours to walk in the morning. However, I was happy with the progress I'd made not only in the previous three days but throughout 2012.
Distance covered today 13.5 miles
Distance covered in 2012 421.7 miles
Total distance covered 616.1 miles
... an interior that is "stunning and an experience in its own right" - well I couldn't disagree with that. My fish and chips were excellent and as in Golspie the night before the place was very busy.
Total distance covered 18.7 miles - my left foot was still feeling the effects of blisters but hadn't hindered my progress.
see the route at
... reaching the village at 6.30pm.
This was my longest walk so far, 26.7 miles, and in a pair of relatively new shoes my feet were complaining as evidenced by several blisters.
I was glad not to have to travel elsewhere to find a bed for the night, nor very far for an evening meal. The local restaurant was surprisingly busy.
see the route at http://gb.mapometer.com/walking/route_2 418179.html
... made the most of it. Did a little shopping had some food at a pub but no museums or anything like that. That night while we were having dinner, the staff came around saying were having a quiz night so we decided to stay and have a go. We ended up coming last (all the teams had about 6 people so we didn't feel to bad) but we still had a fun time and if we come across another one we will give it ago and hopefully do better.