MacKay's Rooms and Restaurant

Durness, Caithness and Sutherland, Scottish Highlands, Scotland, IV27 4PN , United Kingdom | Hotel
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Along the north coast

A travel blog entry by grahamandmandi


... New Zealand, America and Canada all benefitted by receiving Scottish energy and intelligence, but it can't have seemed like much of a benefit to the poor souls who had to do it, willy nilly. The removals were usually brutal, with soldiers setting fire to crofters' cottages while the inhabitants frantically tried to save what they could and rescue the sick and elderly from inside.

The best thing we found in the museum was directions (although they proved ...

Don't want to go home (big sad face)...

A travel blog entry by jolawrence1


... depressed, on with the blog. Last night we were treated to the most amazing stars. We stood outside for a while, before retiring to our wonderful bed to watch them through the giant windows, and I'm sure I counted at least two shooting stars. This morning, Alex was up and out before dawn to take some photos, whilst I simply snoozed a bit more and watched sunrise from, yep you've guessed it, bed.

After breakfast, ...

Hello Mr Seal...

A travel blog entry by jolawrence1


Finally, after living smack bang in the middle of wildlife central for almost a week, we managed to see a seal. Alas still no dolphins, but at least we saw something. It took a bit of a walk to get there, and we got lost in the dunes for a bit, but it was worth it to see the little fella floating about. And the walk itself was stunning but I'm getting a bit ahead of myself here...

Back to the morning, where ...

Jimmy's coastal walk : Day 53

A travel blog entry by jimmyhudson


... time I'd seen them in such numbers on my Scottish walk. Soon after, Margot passed me and we agreed to meet in the next village, Drumbeg. I was imagining a picnic lunch outside there but as I reached the car it began to rain heavily again heralding a more unsettled afternoon.
Looking ahead it seemed that my day's walk would finish somewhere on the Stoer peninsula. As phone reception was patchy we decided to meet again at Clashnessie and set ...

Jimmy's coastal walk : Day 52

A travel blog entry by jimmyhudson


... to tell which little patch of water corresponded to another little blob of blue on the map. It didn't take too long to reach Scourie despite a strong headwind. I'd arranged to meet Margot at lunchtime in the car park by the beach so my rucksack was marginally lighter. Reaching to open the car door I noticed my reflection in the window. Is that me? - my hair (in need of a trim I'll admit) was standing vertically, blown by the wind.
Our B&B was located ...

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This hotel, located in Durness, is near Smoo Cave, John Lennon Memorial Garden, and Durness Golf Club.
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