The Belgrave Arms Hotel
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... Today we had lunch in Morrisons car park in Alness (oh waitrose where art thou?) I think we are now all dreaming about a time when we can all fit into our car without a problem. I think the flight back for Marianne and Jonathon wil seem like luxury after the tight squeeze it's been for them in the car. Tonight we are staying at a lovely hotel next to a golf course and ...
... 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
... scattered across the moor, the end and side walls all that remained in many of them, the rush or heather thatch that would have provided the roofing having gone long ago. Inhabited dwellings were also scattered across the moor. They were isolated and spread out from their neighbours, many of them having small holdings attached, which showed from the odd piece of machinery, the few sheep close to the house or in the garden and the signs offering eggs for sale. The horizontal ...