Royal Hotel, Caithness
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... in their UK Motorhome around Scotland for 6 months. They had just recently traveled the States in their USA Motorhome and, over a few wines, gave us lots of tips about travelling there next year. However, as we tried to get to sleep later, the howling wind and rain, coupled with the buffeting wind rocking the truck, caused us to move camp back to the village at 10.30 ...
... 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 ...
... tourists seldom come") then to Maes Howe where we at last had a booking on the 2pm tour! So all was by no means lost.
The tour was extremely interesting for the way it drew together so much of the stuff we have seen in the last few days; indeed, from the tomb entrance you can see both sets of standing stones as well as the Neolithic village of Barnhouse - or you would have been able to see Barnhouse if it had still been standing. The guide was ...
... he was our host, and had overheard my conversation with his wife and come down to pick us up! It was a great introduction to a lovely B&B, extremely friendly and comfortable.
Once we had settled in, we set off to walk along the "esplanade" (for want of a better word - a tarred path on the edge of the cliffs) into town for dinner. Spent a few minutes in the ruins of Old St Peter's church, and searched for a pub for dinner. We met a wonderful woman out waking her two ...