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Travel Blogs from Bettyhill
... and safety. It had started to rain so we walked out to the ruins first before visiting the house and visitor center. We walked around the ruins reading the placards for awhile. We then went over to Skaill House. It was the house's property on which Skra Brae is located. We walked the rooms in the family home and the viewed the artifacts collected by the family since the 17th Century. Very nice. We then boarded the bus to our last stop, the city ...
... We had an hour to go to Thurso. Along the way we saw some oil rigs that had been decommissioned, and later near Thurso, we could see active oil rigs. We did make a photo stop at a statue in honor of those Scots who had to emigrate to other countries due to the displacements during the Highland Clearances. Once at the hotel St. Clair, a family run hotel (our guide compared it to Fawlty Towers), we waited for the bags. The ...
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A few hours of motoring later and we were snug in the tiny fishing village of Kinlochbervie, population 480, which is just a few miles up Loch Inchard.
We are now heading south, back towards Cornwall. Today we had lumpy seas and no one felt very hungry whilst at sea.
During the last series of walks you may remember that I had had to hitch lifts on several occasions. I had reached territory where my bus pass would be of little use. Various people had asked how I would proceed further and I said that perhaps Margot would accompany me on a future visit and provide some logistical support. Following a discussion along those lines with some friends, a retired colleague, David ...
... We had a lovely breakfast on cereal, scrambled eggs on toast and Roger had breakfast haggis + black pudding. We have never laughed so much as we did at breakfast, as June who is a Geordie decided to tell us a few tails, she would have made a really good stand-up comic. Remind me to tell you the one about Titanic and the dog or the woman with the large window when I see you.
We set off 9.10 from Wick to J.O.Groats 17 miles, 1.hour ...
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