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Travel Blogs from Thurso
... for that. Needless to say we've had an absolute ball and enjoyed our journey more than we can possibly say. We have met such wonderful people from all walks of life and had such a good laugh along the way.
For those of you interested in stats
Total Mileage was 1106 miles or thereabouts
Favourite area - Scotland ( closely followed by the Lakes and Shropshire, ...
... both aware we didn't just want to get it done and still wanted to savour every moment and notice every thing of note. The wind was unrelenting and this was getting hard - Thelma and Louise kept popping up with words and waves of encouragement which helped no end.
Past Wick we were onto our last 15 miles and some blue skies appeared - would the wind also drop? No.
Buffetted sideways we struggled on the last few miles - ...
... the mist and fog followed around the bend and a lovely rainbow spread it's arc right over the Old Man. It really was a spiritual moment.
The old Atlantic was quite rough after that. High up the swells we went and down in the trough.
It has been quite varied and another special day in this Highland country.
Next, a few minutes ride into Thurso where we will spend this night.
As of today, I have travelled 4789 ...
... found it, it really was quite remarkable. The well itself was tiny, a little concrete basin perhaps only about 40cm x 30 cm, fairly full of coins, and the trees all around were absolutely thick with clothing - everything from babies' nappy liners (canny one, that - pick something designed to rot away quickly!) to underwear to dresses to jackets - even a fluoro safety jacket (I wonder how he explained that to his boss when he returned from his shift without it!) and a ...
... sea stacks. The parking was in amongst some old WWII gun emplacements, now rather grotty, litter- and crab-shell-infested ruins, but the walk along the clifftops was lovely. The Brough of Bigging, despite its lovely name, was a bit suss: a very modern, manufactured-looking set of low stone walls on a pretty windswept headland: we speculated that perhaps there was an unexcavated (or re-covered) archaeological site on the headland (there certainly SHOULD have been ...