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Total mileage: 44
Actual cycling time: 4 hours 53 minutes
Who would have thought Scottish weather this far north would be so fine - thank you high pressure!
The journey for the day would follow the north coast east until we hit Thurso, our last stop before John O'Groats. The landscape for the first 20 miles was still hilly ...
What an amazing place. Travelled by passenger ferry from John O'Groats over to one of the Orkney Islands. Remote and wind swept they were a base for the British army in both world wars.Italian POW's built the chapel we visited and used bandages and paper to plaster the walls of the Nissan hut to make it look like a church. One guy fell in love with a local and when ...
... circular lines. They may date back 3-4000 years to the Bronze age but again, it's not certain.
A few miles further, just off the eastern coast road, we take a walk up another hill to visit the Cairn of Get. This entails an energetic walk over heathland and boardwalk over a bog then finally up to the cairn. This cairn has been dug out but not restored so we are able to easily enter it as there is no roof. Much smaller than the Grey Cairns but ...
... standing dramatically on a long finger of rock between two long geos. From there it was an easy walk on into Wick down past the harbour.
Before making my way to the bus station I made a detour through the section of Wick which lies south of the river called Pulteneytown. Until 1902 it was a separate settlement. It was designed by Thomas Telford as a new herring fishing port. I was looking for the Black Steps where JS Lowry had painted in ...
Happy to move on from Kinbrace, as tonight would be the last overnight in the tent. The days walking however was going to be challenging and I would lying, if I said I was not slightly worried about it. Of the 16 miles to be covered at least 6 was over boggy moors with no path and almost no likelihood of seeing another member of the human race.
Kicked off by dumping my rubbish while moving through the 5 houses and school ...