Forss House Hotel
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- Pets allowed
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... moor and coastal scenery. Then to John O'Groats, NOT the most northerly tip of Scotland( see tomorrow). John had wanted to come here since 1989 and today he made it. Looked around the small village and took the usual photos with the signpost, then moved from the small settlement to the headland at Duncansby Head to camp. There we met Nigel and Sandra, an English ...
... 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 ...
... the British Idiot Tax is put. I don't think I even want to know what happens to the profits of the Australian Lotteries! Almost certainly mostly into some fat-cat's pocket, and a tiny balance in some way funding elite sportsmen's training.
Finally to the main item on our agenda, the Clootie Well. We had passed this yesterday, seeing only a small sign and a lot of tatty-looking rags tied to some trees in a woodland - intriguing enough to google when we got back to ...
The morning ferry leaves Stromness at 11am, so we had a quick breakfast and set off before 9am in order to be able to take the longer route along the southern coast of Mainland.
The only site of real interest on the map was the Round Church of Orphir, which also included something called the Earl's Bu, which we felt was absolutely unmissable. Who could admit they had been on an island which contained an Earl's Bu and hadn't visited it?
The Round ...
... rigs and the depth of the loch in her wellbred Scottish voice. This is a lovely accent, refined and gentle without being in the least harsh. And it's clear as a bell, at least when the speaker speaks loud enough for this deaf old post. As we've come further north, though, we've heard more and more "real" Scottish accents - still a lovely accent, I think, but can be mystifying. But charming. I sat near a young mum and her child at the station cafe, with mum saying things like, "tea'll be ...