- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Room service
- 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 ...
... but breathtaking. The road we were on was an A road according to the map but was in actual fact a single track road. Traffic was so thin that over the stretch of 40 miles we probably only saw 30 cars.
The weather was warm but there was a haze across the landscape which meant the mountains were more like silhouettes on the horizon. It was wonderfully peaceful as we travelled past forests and lakes, praying our bikes wouldn't breakdown as it would have been ...
... scenery, and it fair takes yer breath away. Take a look at these...quite a few Munros up here (mountains over 3,000 feet high... of which there are 282 throughout Scotland where bagging (climbing) them is a national pastime).
The place names in this remote region are wonderful......get yer tongue around Achiltibuie, ...
... or even Thurso.....night in a bed...then back here at crack of sparrows.
b) remembering that the train had a trolley service, asking the train driver to wait while we got a drink.
We called Trina....confessed to our malaise. Sure enough a train pulled in on its way to Thurso. Same one as we had caught four (only four!) days ago. Train was running late. Driver looked grumpy. We did nothing but ate some chocolate!
We decided to push on rather than ...