Travel Blogs from Tongue
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 …
... front. Hmmm! Great in theory, but will it work in practice? Well, yes it did. But, there was other dimension to be considered. Peat forms on Lewisian gneiss as the rock layer is impermeable. And, peat means midges. But, the wind keeps the midges at bay - until the wind drops, which it does if the landform provides protection as a front comes through.
So,when Jen and I leaped nimbly out of our tent for a wee break at 0130, around two hours after the front and its rain band ...
Currently we are travelling on the train from Thurso to Inverness, after getting the ferry from Orkney back to the mainland of Scotland. The landscape is beautiful, with train tracks hugging the coastline and giving gorgeous views of green valleys. This morning watching the rising light from the deck of the boat, I felt again that sense of mystery with which Orkney is steeped. It is almost as if time stands still there. ...
... I believe a survey found that the people who believed that wind farms were making them sick were all neighbours of the farms on which the turbines were actually situated; the owners of the farms, who were being paid some small stipend by the power companies, miraculously didn't experience any trouble at all!!
Next we went to look at the outside of Dounreay Nuclear Power Station; naturally we couldn't get very close but still, there was a large ...
... exciting, breathtakingly beautiful, diverse, peaceful and somewhere I'm definitely coming back to, to do more exploring. Admittedly it's likely that we were seeing it at it's best, with the sun shining on the hills and reflecting off the water, in warm temperatures, made complete by the Eurofighter screeching right over our heads. But I think it will be beautiful in any weather. So for mile after mile we rolled on enjoying the view. I kept expecting to see James ...
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