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Travel Blogs from Forsinard
Now I come to think of it, it's quite an appropriate name for this Disney-esque place as it is the seat of the Dukes of Sutherland....who were amongst the worst offenders in the Highland Clearances .
In the 1830s they systematically drove crofters out of their homes across their vast estates, and ...
... for 4 hours in superb conditions - some of the nicest sailing ever.
We were tied up in Wick by a quarter to nine and took a brief strole around this former fishing town, similar in size to Looe. In one year in the 19th century more herring were landed in Wick than any other port in the world. ...
... round Dornoch and Loch Fleet. Then back onto the A9 for a hairy ride to Helmsdale where we arrived at 6.30 with our support crew standing waiting for us outside the pub - most welcome. On recommendation we ate at the Mirage restaurant, an excellent and slightly quirky place where we had the best seafood any of us had eaten in a long time.
On a promise of getting up and started by 7am we retired at a reasonable hour, anticipating our last day with a mixture of ...
... The lime helped to alleviate the acidity of the local peaty soils.
For most of its length the road was narrow with passing places and carried a steady flow of traffic; many tourists including quite a few campervans, some bearing German or Dutch license plates; groups of motorcycles; impatient locals in pickup trucks and Land Rovers; even a large truck with transporter trailer and its own guide vehicle going ahead. I was frequently required to step up on to ...
We are on the last OS Map of mainland
Great Britain and we have walked across every sheet on a diagonal line from
Land’s End to John O’Groats.
Today was a pretty uneventful looking line
on the map but we managed to cover 34k.
We had to make our own fun as it was a barren landscape. After the first 10k we came into the village