The Belgrave Arms Hotel
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... to the estuary resulted in all that disappearing a long time ago. The tide was out so we walked along the estuary shore until it met the beach proper. We could see seals across the entrance to the estuary but when we tried to walk across the wet sand, it became quicksand and it seemed to us to be too foolhardy to press on. Naturally we had forgotten to take ...
... of Inverness as opposed to Helmsdale, the former being another 90 miles away, the latter 30...Then the A9 hits the Wick round and turns right and the wind is now on my right shoulder - wow I'm now leaning hard to the right to keep my bike on the road.
2 hours and 26 miles since I started so I stop, phone ahead for a hostel in Helmsdale NOT Inverness, then I look for a lunch stop and I strike lucky with a modest looking tearoom, the Laidhay on ...
... by a wall plaque. Just four years after the painting was completed Wick was hit in two air raids, killing 18 people. They are remembered in a memorial garden close to the Black Steps.
I had some time to enjoy the sun awaiting the first of four buses which would return me to Leith at 2245. A most satisfying day.
Distance covered 12.8 miles.
Total distance 644.2 miles
See the route at http://gb.mapometer.com/walking/route_2 988814.html ...
... being flagged down and so in a matter of a few minutes I was heading back the way I'd come. Minutes in the bus covered the ground it had taken hours to walk in the morning. However, I was happy with the progress I'd made not only in the previous three days but throughout 2012.
Distance covered today 13.5 miles
Distance covered in 2012 421.7 miles
Total distance covered 616.1 miles
... the museum, Jeannie giving us a fascinating insight into the lives of local folk over the centuries and telling us that her mother was a fish gutter, her father a cooper. Thank-you for sharing your enthusiasm for the museum with us and helping us understand the lives of the locals in Caithness over the years. We wish you well for the future. Thank-you also, to you both for your donations to the National Eczema Society. We headed back to home to collect the laptop, ...