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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 ...
... rooms. Got to Castletown - just 6 miles to Thurso - but now with rain threatening. Phone call to wife for words of encouragement and some googling of accommodation - yes rooms where I am or push on to Thurso and try there.
I pushed on, made the post 6pm call to the guest house and yes they would put me in a triple room and charge me single rate as long as I didn't then go and sleep in all three beds? Who am I feckin ...