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... changed from our last visit in 1989. Re-enactments, conducted tour, and excellent interpretative centre. The last battle fought on British soil, 16th April 1746, saw the defeat of Bonnie Prince Charlie and the Jacobites for good. Fish and chips for lunch at the small village of Helmsdale (Valley of the Helmets). Driving up the east coast, good weather and ...
... for 4 hours in superb conditions - some of the nicest sailing ever.
We were tied up in Wick by a quarter to nine and took a brief strole around this former fishing town, similar in size to Looe. In one year in the 19th century more herring were landed in Wick than any other port in the world. ...
... We pass through Brora, another petty village and we're driving along the coastline through steep hills, Heather, and past Dubeath. We can see the oil rigs & wind farm out in the sea. We're seeing Highland cattle, sheep and horses. It's very wind blown country but so pretty. We pass through Latheronewheel village, Thurso Scrabster & a sign to the Gunn Museum, Lybster (we're in Caithness county) & Occumster. Wick has ...
... and Jon sitting on seat pretending to be Prince Charles!! This was an unexpected treat and thoroughly enjoyed by us all.
Ferry across to the Orkneys was like sailing on glass - yes, not a breath of wind thank goodness. We did go through a small area of turbulence which was purely currents and rips.
I shall fill you in on the Orkneys very soon.
Love Robyn & Jon
... new one is still in use as a residence.
Further north I came to Nybster. Here my attention was taken by several rather weathered monuments. Somehow I managed to overlook a nearby broch. The monuments were erected by an archaeologist who excavated the site.
For me this section of coast was dominated by its geology and the resulting series of geos which led to many intricate detours along the path. Again I had to take care ...