Overscaig House Hotel
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- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Free parking
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Drove at 7.30 back to Duncansby Head. After brekkie, walked out to the headland. Magnificent cliff scenery, dry but windy and a few birds still nesting on the cliff tops. Looked at the three Duncansby Stacks (Scotland's answer to The Twelve Apostles off the Victoria coast.) Then back to the Boomer and drove on to Dunnet Head, the TRUE northern tip of mainland Scotland. Looked across at Scapa Flow, ...
... roads were single track with passing places. Not a lot of traffic so not really a problem. The landscape was very scenic with highlands covered in rock, heather, lots of lochs and sheep. Spotted one deer, a stag. Plenty of stops to admire the scenery. First stop was at Smuu Cave which had been used by the Vikings for boat building and lots of fishermen over the centuries. A massive cave with a waterfall coming into the back of ...
... trip but by road very nice but not the same leisurely journey. Arrived at Fort William mid afternoon nice place but Robert & Alasdair need to get here with some No thanks signs as every lamp post in the town has a Yes sign on it. Weather continues to be ...
... miles. We have christened such days as LJGT days..."Lets Just Get There" days. There are other descriptions but they are not for this blog!
As a consequence no great pictures. Lairg claims itself to be the gateway to the North, but that's about it.
We have again found a great place to stay... Carnbren B&B run by Chris, who is delightful and very helpful. She has also travelled the world so she and Rob have been swapping S.America stories.
My highlight ...
... Pat has a girl in every farm, as we see the little red vans parked EVERYWHERE, with no postie in sight) don’t give a damn and just plough on through and around you wherever you happen to have frozen in fear, leaving you a jibbering wreck. Naturally the tourists get so frightened by this that they quickly learn (adapt or die) to get into a passing place and stay there until danger is past, so you find yourself cowering in a little sanctuary while a ...