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Dunrobbin Castle near Golspie is the magnificent home of the Duke of Sutherland, at times in history among the richest men and largest landowners in Britain. Sutherland is a former county that stretches northwest to southeast in Scotland’s far north and is the heart of the Northern Highlands. The Duke was responsible in the early 1800s for some of the biggest Highland Clearances when small tenant farmers were forced off the land ...
... on the mainland and visit JoG then I wouldn't bother if I were you. It's nice, barren and isolated and even a bit on the majestic side, but not as exciting as the Lochs and hills of the Inverness to Fort William area. Still, it was something we had to do to say we have been there.
As we went on our way the sky got darker and the wind got cooler. Hope it's not like this in the morning when I have to tow the van down the coast.
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 ...
... the commando forces that have trained in this area. There was a statue and a memorial garden. The garden included some soldiers from the Afghanistan war. Each name include had special messages, photos and memorabilia for that soldier and was very moving.
We then carried on to Fort Augustus and examined the lock to control the water flow because the whole system operates as a canal system ...