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The plan was to fill the car with petrol, drop me and the luggage off at the ferry port, then return the car to the car-hire just up the hill. However, as we came into the ferryport we were rather startled to see the big sign advertising the next sailing as 4:45 pm!! I went in to enquire and was told that yes, the morning sailing is at 11am, but today there is no morning sailing on the timetable!! Swear and curse!! It's such a pain not ...
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 ...
... several miles along the road. Rather than take a longer route right along the cliffs I opted to stick with the road for the final stretch. By now the sun had dipped below the veil of cloud and the final miles were in warm sunshine.
Distance covered 24.7 miles
See the route at http://gb.mapometer.com/walking/route_3 227562.html
When I did a final tally I counted 37 different bird species for the day, by some way the best of the walk so far.
... 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 ...
... has been hard to track down. There were flowers all along the sides of the road – daffodils, tulips, wild primroses and bluebells that added to the beauty of the scenery. There we also lots of yellow gorse flowers. When we had got most of the way along Loch Ness, out Tom Tom instructed us to turn into the hills so we could bypass Inverness. We then came back down to land that was well-farmed ...