Castle Arms Hotel
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- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility
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... to have armies. He got rid of many of the people living on his land during the Highland Clearances and converted to sheep farming. Those who he needed for the new industry were treated well. We walked through various rooms open to the public. Many of the rooms had a blend of the old and new. Most of the portraits were of the entire lineage up to the current 7th Duke of Sutherland. After the castle tour we went down ...
... in the world, across the Moray Firth from Fort George. This is famous for being one of the best spots in the world from which to view bottlenose dolphins from land, as a pod of about forty big ones (up to 4m long!) live year-round in the Firth and play and feed in the incoming tide. They are reputed to be easily visible when the salmon are running (ie, now.) We stood about on the stony beach for a while, freezing to death, amongst the serious wildlife photographers with ...
... br> Next port of call was Dunnet Head, which is the genuine most northerly part of Britain, John O'Groats be buggered. (Locals say scathingly, "John O'Groats is just the end of the road!") It is reached by driving through a most gorgeous pink, purple, orange and golden peat moor, all studded with little lochans. The colours all come from the heather, of which several species are now over, and all covered with little golden seedpods, but other ...
... by the early Icelanders, hence we were once again in Vik (or Reykjavik or any of the other Viks) and had a good laugh imagining the lisping Viking saying, "no, no, not Wick, WICK!"
Once finally in possession of our car, a splendid blue Peugeot with rego OUI3 KHR, or "Oui 3 Kings of Horient R) we thought it would be sensible to eat in Wick, so once I had called poor long-suffering Carol yet again, and made arrangements for getting in late, we got ...
... Stones of Stennis. The weird thing about this area was is that there were sheep grazing in the same field. One had to be very careful where you were walking!!
Dinner tonight was at Hot Rocks on the ship. The Pool Grill turns into Hot Rocks in the evening. You cook your own entrée on a hot rock at your dinner place. As always, it was delicious!
Tomorrow our port is Lerwick, Shetland Islands, Scotland.