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First stop Clava Cairns. A set of prehistoric stone burial circles dating from 3000-4000BC, set in a beautiful beech grove. Two passage graves, a ring cairn and a kerb cairn, with several circles of standing stones. Peaceful in the sunny damp morning air before the first tourist bus arrived. Then on to Culloden battlefield site. The Visitor Centre opened in 2009 and ...
Tuesday 1st July
We departed Inverness at 07:30 in no wind to catch slack water at Channonry point. This is a narrow bend in the river and we saw many dolphins showing off. We continued under motor for several more hours when a light easterly came with bright sunshine and a flat sea. From there ...
We are heading for Wick. The countryside is really pretty and the roads very narrow. Wick was a Viking settlement of Vik which in those days meant inlet. We are told that the Romans were the first to mark their graves with gravestones. The Romans also were the first to use their version of toilet paper. The attached a piece of sponge to stick and wiped their bottoms clean with the sponge. Hence the saying you got the wrong end of ...
... a very remote and bleak area and I did wonder how the Queen Mother travelled up to this place every year. We did the guided tour and, of course, the Royal Britannia used to sail her and family members up there for their hols!! Castle was lovely and the large walled kitchen and "flowers for the house" garden were beautiful. Picture of Robyn sitting on the Queen Mother's favourite seat in ...
... and soon returned to the cliff path.
The weather forecast was not good for that day or the next but the hazy sun was bright enough to cast a shadow. During the morning the haziness increased and the shadow disappeared until the sun became a faint glow behind me.
The first landmarks were a pair of castles Old Keiss Castle and New Keiss Castle. The old one on a dramatic cliff edge site, dates from 1595 but was already a ruin by ...