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... Ladyship, Penny, Countess of Caithness and
John Sinclair, Viscount of Thurso and Marion, Viscountess of Thurso
Alexander James Richard Sinclair, Lord Berriedale and Nicki Carlton
Sir William Sinclair and Lady Priya Sinclair
Fred Inkster U.S. Executive Director
Tom Robinson, Texas Director
Andrew Mowat and the wonderful, caring staff at the Seaview Hotel, John O' ...
... built in the 1940's as naval defenses to protect the anchorage of Scapa Flow. In ww1 Scapa Flow was the base for the Royal Navy Grand Fleet. However it was not as safe as first imagined and within a few months a German Submarine entered the Flow. Many ships were filled with ballast and sunk to assist in the defense of Scapa Flow. We saw many remnants of these 'block ships' as we crossed the Churchill Barriers. Germans sank the Royal ...
... us to land at the giant international airports than for paying late arrival fees at smaller domestic airports. We're learning! The controllers were friendly as I made a couple rookie mistakes, giving a couple wrong runway transmissions and not setting the local pressure altitude after flying at QNE flight levels. Again, you live, you learn. The controllers had no other traffic, so it was no big deal, I was just a tick embarrassed. After a long day of flying, particularly with ...
... stops. We sat eating in the 30 degree Scottish heat, heat in Scotland!!! I mean how lucky are we? You need at least 3 jumpers a hat and a tartan coat in Scotland don't you? As we finish our lunch, in our short sleeves and shorts, I could hear for the first time since being in Scotland, some Bag Pipes playing, couldn't see them thank goodness, hearing them was bad enough... Also we were sitting near a Beauty Parlour and I thought to myself I could do with going in there ...
... the cliffs gave way to a long beach backed by high dunes fringing the wide sweep of Sinclair's Bay. By now I was watching the time, aware of the last bus back to Wick. Where the Burn of Lyth flows across the beach I headed inland to the A99 and picked up the bus just south of the village of Keiss.
Distance covered 11 miles.
See the route at http://gb.mapometer.com/walking/route_3 090530.html