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... on the blog that you should be able to play just to see what we see. Mind you this is a good part of the road not many corners, blind summits and no traffic hope you enjoy it. We went out to a light house at Point Stoer a great view. Came across a fair few white sandy beaches and at one place a sign that said car boot sale at Talmine Melness Village Hall wasn’t anything ...
... of far northeasternmost Scotland that was formerly a county and has a particularly strong Viking influence. The trees became fewer and the landscape wilder as the main road arced far above the North Sea occasionally descending into small fishing villages like Helmsdale. I then turned inland and crossed a nearly barren stretch of treeless moorland for 25 miles to Thurso. This is still sheep country, but nowadays it’s also green power ...
... was looking after us as we missed a serious accident by about 30 seconds but thankfully everyone appeared to be out of their vehicles as we carefully passed all the debris across the motorway...no long queue for us to sit in whilst they cleared up the mess. Vince: We have met a group of RAF servicemen also tackling the challenge but in only 6 days raising money for charity. Also, a group of German bikers on their Harley's too. Charles: After being nominated by the others ...
... see the one thing that is rather hard to see----The Old Man of Hoy! This rock stands so proudly out in front of an incredibly beautiful cliff of the island of Hoy. Hoy means "High Island", from the old Norse "HAEY". It is the second largest island in Orkney, at 57 square miles. Here is the only rock-cut-chambered tomb to be found in Britain. There are many interesting things to be seen here.
As soon as the ferry got to where we could see ...
... fascinating thing is that most of the clooties have turned a lovely sympathetic sagey green, so it's not the mad random rag-bag you would expect. They are definitely becoming a part of the woodland. It's really fascinating to look at them and wonder how old they are - how many really old clooties are still there, buried under all the new layers of modern ones?
It's a really interesting place, where one feels the layers and layers of wishes and hopes of thousands of ...