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... most highlands, big mountains and pretty much treeless. We had to constantly pull into passing lanes as most of the roads are one lane here. Despite the constant stopping and slowing down for sheep, cows and lambs on the road (aswell as photos), it was amazing. Then we rocked up to a beach that paralleled an Australian beach, offshore conditions and bright blue water. Followed by jen overdosing on chocolate at this amazing place called cocoa ...
... 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 ...
... walk to get phone signal to ring the breakdown company.
After 20 miles of nothingness, the Crask Inn was a welcome delight as I'm sure it has been for walkers and cyclists for many years. The landlady, who offers beds for passing travellers, must see some of Scotland's harshest weather and her face definitely showed it with bright red rosy cheeks.
After a cup of hot chocolate we headed back onto the road heading north until we caught a glimpse of ...
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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.
... I believe a survey found that the people who believed that wind farms were making them sick were all neighbours of the farms on which the turbines were actually situated; the owners of the farms, who were being paid some small stipend by the power companies, miraculously didn't experience any trouble at all!!
Next we went to look at the outside of Dounreay Nuclear Power Station; naturally we couldn't get very close but still, there was a large ...