Forss House Hotel
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... changed from our last visit in 1989. Re-enactments, conducted tour, and excellent interpretative centre. The last battle fought on British soil, 16th April 1746, saw the defeat of Bonnie Prince Charlie and the Jacobites for good. Fish and chips for lunch at the small village of Helmsdale (Valley of the Helmets). Driving up the east coast, good weather and ...
... like the day before but throughout the day the landscape became more farmed and flat with more villages popping up.
We passed stunning beaches with golden sand that would put the Caribbean to shame, unfortunately a lot of them seem inaccessible, not to mention the water is freezing. After a picnic stop with yet another lovely view ...
... white "Bigmas" attached to gigantic tripods and full-frame cameras and I felt throughly inadequate. I had changed my lens FOR THE FIRST TIME THIS TRIP!!! - to my little 200mm which has the longest reach but is only f3.5 so is physically quite small and by the looks I got, I felt as if I might as well have been using my iPhone. It really was quite odd to be using another lens after all these thousands - tens of thousands, probably - of shots lined up with my little Tamron ...
... still blooming. There's a viewpoint from on top with views to the middle of next week. It feels a lot like Cape Point, only not so wild and rocky; also a lot less end-of-the-worldish, because just offshore the osea is full of the Orkneys. You're not looking out and thinking, "next stop the Antarctic" as you do at Cape Point.
Then we worked our way along the coast, stopping here and there for lovely short walks along the cliffs, and for an ...
We are on our way to spend a fortnight or so in the Scottish Highlands. We had originally planned to go to the north of Spain, but felt we hadn't spent enough time in this gorgeous country, which is where we are actually living. There's not much plan so far: today by train to Thurso, where we have booked a B&B as we are arriving at nearly six in the evening; tomorrow by ferry to Stromness in the Orkney Islands, where we plan to visit Skara Brae and the Ring of Brodgar.
We are ...