Royal Hotel, Caithness
Travel Blogs from Thurso
Tuesday 1st July
We departed Inverness at 07:30 in no wind to catch slack water at Channonry point. This is a narrow bend in the river and we saw many dolphins showing off. We continued under motor for several more hours when a light easterly came with bright sunshine and a flat sea. From there ...
... for that. Needless to say we've had an absolute ball and enjoyed our journey more than we can possibly say. We have met such wonderful people from all walks of life and had such a good laugh along the way.
For those of you interested in stats
Total Mileage was 1106 miles or thereabouts
Favourite area - Scotland ( closely followed by the Lakes and Shropshire, ...
... 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.
We had booked 8am breakfast, knowing that we were going to be late after our adventures in Wick, but then we dawdled over it, chatting to a lovely English girl called Amy, doing her PhD at the University of Edinburgh on the methane emissions of peat bogs, very interesting and articulate; and also to the lovely Raymond and Carol, who must be the world's best hosts as they are both interesting as well as concerned for your welfare and comfort. Their motto ...
... another couple with a baby, who had hired a car from him before; he gave us both a clipboard to fill out and gave them a set of keys and said, "the silver Ford you had before, parked just over there," and off they trotted happily. Then turned to us and explained that our car was supposed to have been returned by the local bobby at 4pm, but wasn't there, and still wasn't there at 5pm, and then the police station shut for the evening (shades of the Skye police - ...
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