The Tongue Hotel
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Biggest couple of driving days we did in the whole trip and most of it was on single lane roads. They have passing bays every few hundred metres, but heaps of blind corners and blind hilltops. Very few fences so the sheep and lambs were all over the road, which made for even more interesting driving. Then to make it …
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, ...
... Firth (between the Atlantic and North Sea) before dropping down into the village of Tongue.
Our B&B hosts had previously lived in London but escaped the rat race for a quieter pace of life. This notion is quite a romantic one and the views were spectacular, but there is quite a difference between living somewhere quiet and somewhere dead.
I never thought I would say this, but oh to be back in London!
Accommodation: Variach View, Tongue
Today we rounded the North West tip of Scotland, called Cape Wrath. It's waters were well confused as befits a 'cape', where 2 bodies of water meet. Britain has 2 of them, this one and Cape Cornwall. On this occasion the accolade 'wrath' was, fortunately, not appropriate.
... the best days cycling I have ever done:) Within a few minutes of starting, our route took us on the notoriously dangerous A9, dum dum der!!! (Don't know how many, I'm better off not knowing, but we have kept hearing on the news while we have been on this trip that yet another cyclist, and sometimes an end to end cyclist, had been killed on the A9, flip!) so we understandably wanted to avoid it like the plague, but we simply had to do a 3 mile stretch of it ...