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Dunrobbin Castle near Golspie is the magnificent home of the Duke of Sutherland, at times in history among the richest men and largest landowners in Britain. Sutherland is a former county that stretches northwest to southeast in Scotland’s far north and is the heart of the Northern Highlands. The Duke was responsible in the early 1800s for some of the biggest Highland Clearances when small tenant farmers were forced off the land ...
... so did not get a really good look!
We saw many fields just full of sheep and babies,which would just run and skip away when the train went by.
The further North we got, the less green fields we saw but after a while, things got green again. We followed along water most of the trip----a sea and also rivers.
Everyone here seems so happy and for sure are friendly.
This is just a beautiful country.
... centuries. You feel the sheer pressure of emotion and prayer all around. We hope that Gray's old shirt, tied at the top of one of the tallest trees, will take away his horrible auto-immune symptoms!
After that, the rest of the day was quite mundane. Instead of bombing up the A9 and being in Thurso for afternoon tea, we drove up one of the "B" roads right up the middle, direct from Lairg to Tongue. It crossed a different sort of moorland, one covered mostly with ...
... under normal circumstances we would have probably gone online to book the tickets yesterday when we realised there was simply no more accommodation on the island, and discovered that there was only one sailing today.
Anyway, so we booked ourselves onto the 4:45pm, negotiated with the car-hire to keep our car for a few more hours, and took ourselves off up the west coast to a place called Yesnaby where there was, apparently, the Brough of Bigging ...
Back on the coast road we need all the energy we can muster for our visit to the Whalingoe Steps. This is a 200 year old set of steep steps down the cliff side to the sea. There used to be 365 steps, one for each day of the year, but some have been vandalised so there are a few less these days. The steps were built to bring herring up from the boats. It was the women's job to carry them up in large baskets. It was bad enough climbing the steps without a ...