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, ...
... walk to get phone signal to ring the breakdown company.
After 20 miles of nothingness, the Crask Inn was a welcome delight as I'm sure it has been for walkers and cyclists for many years. The landlady, who offers beds for passing travellers, must see some of Scotland's harshest weather and her face definitely showed it with bright red rosy cheeks.
After a cup of hot chocolate we headed back onto the road heading north until we caught a glimpse of ...
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A few hours of motoring later and we were snug in the tiny fishing village of Kinlochbervie, population 480, which is just a few miles up Loch Inchard.
We are now heading south, back towards Cornwall. Today we had lumpy seas and no one felt very hungry whilst at sea.
... to anchor overnight.
We are currently on the north east tip of the North West Highland Geopark and will be skirting it for the next 3 days all the way to Ullapool. Most of it is formed from Lewisian Gneiss, at 3 billion years the oldest rocks in ...