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  • Day8

    Top of the World

    July 15 in the United Kingdom ⋅ ⛅ 11 °C

    We woke to glorious sunshine on the shores of Loch Ness which stayed with us all day as we ambled up the coast line. We found a few beaches, possibly saw an otter (I'm not counting it as I'm not sure..) & visited a hill o' many stones - no-one knows who put them there or why, possibly 3000—4000 bc!
    We made it to John O'Groats feeling pretty pleased with ourselves - I can't imagine what it must feel like to have ridden all the way from Lands End. We actually saw a guy walking pulling a trolley about 40 miles south - we beeped & he gave us a happy wave - I wonder how long he's been walking?
    We were a little disappointed we couldn't book onto the Orkney Isles trip for tomorrow - but they don't allow dogs :( So we decided to go to the true furthest point North on mainland Britain - Dunnets Head. We had stunning views across the sea to Hoy then got the binocs out to spot nesting puffins on the cliffs below. We topped off the evening with a bbq & watched the sunset & moon rise - it is still light as I write this at 10:30!
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