|In the background Porpoises were swimming HONEST!|
|The Boomerang Challenge|
|Off she goes|
|The obligatory photo|
|The obligatory photo part two|
|Looking back at the Hotel, is it me or does it look|
sponsored by united colours of Bennaton... talk about
out of place
|thou shalt have a fishy.. or a crab or a lobster|
|somewhere out there were porpoises|
We had a nice surprise, there were some porpoise playing in the harbour, a good start to the trip. After assembling the bike and packing my gear, we took some photos at the sign. Incidentally, the original sign has gone nearby to a caravan park. The lease for the site went to someoene else and they put up a free sign. Probably divided opinion on this one but I think the sign should be free, now it is so I am happy.
The weather was calm but very grey and overcast, the wonderful thing is it stayed that way all day. I passed a leathery scotswoman on a hill early on and she exclaimed "it's mild isn't it I have too much on", don't take it off on my account please!
As you travel through the coast one of the things that strikes you is the number of maritime churches and graveyards, these pictures are of Canisbay, and typical of the type I saw on my way along the A836.
|Typical, they offer soup and sweet lunches and they are closed|
when I arrive... No room at the in "im an athiest and they missed a
chance to convert me, I guess I will remain godless.
|Surrounded by graves, sombre but an important function|
for the locals
|Moving on, it looks lonely on it's own|
|yet again no teashop open for me, im sensing a conspiracy|
My first major destination was Dunnet head, popular myth has it that John O'Groats is the most northerly point of the country, but in fact it's Dunnet Head. It was worth it.I would not have felt right about this trip had I not visited the most northerly point, this was a 12.1 mile detour but worth it.
|A view of the coast on the climb up to Dunnet Head|
|More of the same coast!|
|Heading Straight On|
|The Picture says it all|
|Lighthouse History, built by Robert Louis Stephenson|
Treasure Island authour.
|a dog called beauty, owned by the sole occupant of|
It was a tough old day, I left Dunnet Head and passed into Sunderland, it was a tough slog with a lot of big hills it wasn't raining but the day was damp:
|You are now in Sunderland|
|Apparently Sunderland is Mackay Country|
|A lonely stretch of water somwhere on the way to Tongue|
|Bob The Boat, his owner the purveyor of free fresh fish|
true Scottish Generosity
In case you are bored of pictures here's some videos I took towards the end of the day:
To be continued..... when I have downloaded the pics from my camera and finished uploading them :-)