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... moor and coastal scenery. Then to John O'Groats, NOT the most northerly tip of Scotland( see tomorrow). John had wanted to come here since 1989 and today he made it. Looked around the small village and took the usual photos with the signpost, then moved from the small settlement to the headland at Duncansby Head to camp. There we met Nigel and Sandra, an English ...
A friendly local is busy helping a very large motorhome do what looks like an impossible three point turn in the small car park...they are there by mistake, they followed their sat nav! Once the mayhem is over he runs to his house. He wants to show us an old photograph and explain the history of the steps and point put things to look out for when we reach the bottom.
We learn that the name Whalingoe derives from whales who were washed up onto ...
... headed in what I estimated was a south-westerly direction hoping to connect with another track ahead. When a body of water loomed out of the mist at first I thought I'd reached the shore again but it quickly became apparent that this was a loch. My bearing had been southerly so I made a correction with a 90 degree turn. By now the sun was a faint but reassuring glow above and I found the track which led down to the village of Kirtomy.
My plan was to stay a second night ...
... Yet this time last year, we had a mini-cruise around Scotland with sunshine and blue skies.
However, once thing we can’t control is the weather, so we decided to make the best of our day below decks, doing all the usual stuff such as attending the talks and taking part in the quizzes.
At one o’clock it was time for the next round of “Battle ...
... run to John O'Groats. On reaching the most northern tip we were pleased and surprised how wrong our tall English friend had been. John O'Groats is very scenic and pleasing to the eye. We parked our bikes and set off to explore the sights before deciding that we should have our posed photo taken with the John O'Groats sign post and the P-D gracing the front. Chris did likewise.
As we were standing ...