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... in their UK Motorhome around Scotland for 6 months. They had just recently traveled the States in their USA Motorhome and, over a few wines, gave us lots of tips about travelling there next year. However, as we tried to get to sleep later, the howling wind and rain, coupled with the buffeting wind rocking the truck, caused us to move camp back to the village at 10.30 ...
... sort of memorial place. Very interesting. We had lunch at the Tesco cafe in Wick. Nothing open on a Sunday in the Highlands. Stopped at Dunnet Head, the most northern point of mainland UK. It was used in WWII as a base for spotting shipping etc. Good views but a rain shower arrived. After settling into the hotel we went for a walk to the seafront. Quite a nice beach but can't imagine doing much swimming without a wetsuit! Scotland has a lot of farms all the way to the very ...
Currently we are travelling on the train from Thurso to Inverness, after getting the ferry from Orkney back to the mainland of Scotland. The landscape is beautiful, with train tracks hugging the coastline and giving gorgeous views of green valleys. This morning watching the rising light from the deck of the boat, I felt again that sense of mystery with which Orkney is steeped. It is almost as if time stands still there. ...
Back on the coast road we need all the energy we can muster for our visit to the Whalingoe Steps. This is a 200 year old set of steep steps down the cliff side to the sea. There used to be 365 steps, one for each day of the year, but some have been vandalised so there are a few less these days. The steps were built to bring herring up from the boats. It was the women's job to carry them up in large baskets. It was bad enough climbing the steps without a ...
... by a wall plaque. Just four years after the painting was completed Wick was hit in two air raids, killing 18 people. They are remembered in a memorial garden close to the Black Steps.
I had some time to enjoy the sun awaiting the first of four buses which would return me to Leith at 2245. A most satisfying day.
Distance covered 12.8 miles.
Total distance 644.2 miles
See the route at http://gb.mapometer.com/walking/route_2 988814.html ...