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... Orkney Islands, a naval harbour in WW 2. Drove across the northern coast of Scotland westwards, with scenery becoming more rugged and mountainous. Cannot believe our luck with sunny, dry and slightly windy weather after numerous predictions of rain. Drove round the edge of Loch Eriboll, one of the deepest lochs in Scotland at 60 metres depth. On to Smoo Cave. A huge sea cave that you can enter from ...
Total mileage: 64
Actual cycling time: 6 hours
We headed out of Tain along the side of a loch until we reached the villages of Bonar Bridge and then Lairg. Looking at a map you would think both are towns but, as we've discovered, civilisation in Scotland is on a much smaller scale to the south of England and you must never assume there will be a corner shop or pub!
From there we ventured off into the wild across a vast expanse of Sutherland that ...
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A few hours of motoring later and we were snug in the tiny fishing village of Kinlochbervie, population 480, which is just a few miles up Loch Inchard.
We are now heading south, back towards Cornwall. Today we had lumpy seas and no one felt very hungry whilst at sea.
... location of quite a well-known little museum dealing with the Clearances. I'm not sure why the museum should have been recommended, as it's rather a miserable little place, cluttered with a lot of junk that's clearly been donated by locals, and a room dedicated to Clan MacKay, who are BIG in this area; it does, however, have a fishing net float made of an inflated dogskin - the polite little typed notice informed us that "even the dogs were recycled" and that ...
Woke up feeling remarkably good after trying to make our way through a case of champagne. Obviously it was that before whisky bed that helped...its medicinal don't you know?
Anyway, after a winning breakfast of chocolate biscuits, we headed out to blow away the cobwebs. and boy did they get blown away. We only had to drive about 3 minutes to find the most beautiful, ...