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Travel Blogs from Bettyhill
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 ...
... losing out on the tie-breaker. This time we won by miles, so we received a gold sticker to put on our P & O game card. Woo-pe-doo! Apparently you save up the stickers and exchange them for prizes at the end of the cruise, but if they are anything like the stuff they offer on Cunard cruises they’ll be pretty rubbish; I remember on the QM2 Trevor had to collect three ...
Our first stop of the day was at the famous John o’ Groats, on the north-eastern tip of Scotland. It isn’t the most northerly point on the mainland (we’d visit that later on) but it’s the furthest point from Land’s End, in Cornwall, as is beloved of cyclists and backpackers who want to do the 876 mile journey from one end of this ...
... 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 ...
... can get boats from one coast to the other coast of Scotland. We decided to have a cup of tea and because we are in Scotland, to have a scone too. Unfortunately, the scone was cold, solid and generally not very pleasant.
Fortified by tea and as much of the solid scone as we could manage we travelled on following Loch Ness for a while. This is a very large lake and it is understandable ...
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