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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 ...
Royal Hotel, Thurso. Weather fine with clouds, sunny periods and then some rain showers late in the day A lovely breakfast at the B&B before we left to drive through Inverness and up the east coast to Wick, John O'Groats, Dunnet Head and into Thurso. We stopped at Golspie for morning tea. Free parking and free toilets up north! We then stopped at Hill of Many Stanes, a Pict historical site. It had 22 rows of stones up ended and they are not sure whether they are astronomical ...
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 ...