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... of more lucrative sheep farming forcing most to migrate to Britain’s far-flung colonies. The Dukes have a fantastic house, though, the largest in the Scottish Highlands, a beautiful castle that dates mostly from about 1850 that is magnificently furnished as well. The gardens behind and below the castle along the North Sea are also some of the best I’ve seen in Scotland.
North of Dunrobbin Castle I passed into Caithness, ...
It was a rather bittersweet day today, leaving Kirkwall and telling our lovely hosts good bye. The old struggle with suitcase and backpack began again! The bus ride to Stromness was good, the weather warm and sunny. There was quite a bit of time to wander a new way in Stromness and take a few more pictures before time to board the ferry for the hour and a half trip to Scrabster, where the ferry docks on the mainland..
We were able this ...
... only some heather and bracken here and there - quite different, but still so rich in colour, just golden yellows and greens rather than purples and pinks. Sadly, the first bit of the drive was in quite heavy rain, so we had to eat lunch in the car; such a pity, as we were overlooking a lovely little burn just begging to be explored.
Once back on the north coast, we did manage to go to a place we had missed on our first trip, namely the lighthouse at Strathy Point. ...
... 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 ...
A friendly local is busy helping a very large motorhome do what looks like an impossible three point turn in the small car park...they are there by mistake, they followed their sat nav! Once the mayhem is over he runs to his house. He wants to show us an old photograph and explain the history of the steps and point put things to look out for when we reach the bottom.
We learn that the name Whalingoe derives from whales who were washed up onto ...