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  • Day8

    Dunnet Head

    May 18, 2019 in the United Kingdom ⋅ ⛅ 8 °C

    Wir haben soeben den nördlichsten Punkt von Großbritannien erreicht: Dunnet Head.
    Durch den super Ausblick hat unser leider das schottische Wetter einen Strich gemacht.🙄
    Jetzt geht's weiter auf die nächste Etappe 😁Read more

  • Day8

    Top of the World

    July 15, 2019 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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    Eileen Limbrey

    So lucky with the weather and the wonderful parents who lent you the van !😀


    I so agree

    Elvis Lives

    Ditto ;)

  • Day8

    Ganz oben!

    May 18, 2019 in the United Kingdom ⋅ ⛅ 9 °C

    2827km hinter uns seit dem Start in Brüssel für diesen Ausblick! Herausragend! Atemberaubend! Spektakulär! Nur Nebel und ein zu erahnender Leuchtturm...

    Km-Stand: 234285

    Eva Ehrlich

    Haha, da issa ja, der Leuchtturm.

  • Day10

    Tongue to Dunnet Head

    June 5 in the United Kingdom ⋅ ⛅ 16 °C

    After our slap up meal last night unfortunately there was no time for a lie in. The facilities were the best we’d had so far so we decided to get up early and get some laundry done as well as filling up on water and emptying the grey water etc. We initially headed to the Strathnaver Museum however it was closed due to covid so continued along the NC500 until we saw signs for Coast Coffee on the side of the road and pulled in for a pit stop. Most of the time we hit a coffee shop it’s just an average flat white however this little converted horse box has it all going on! Blake had a date and pecan scone complete with all the trimmings and a flat white. I went for a dirty chai latte and a cinnamon bun which were both delicious.

    A bit further on we stopped at Strathy Point to take the short walk to the lighthouse. All the signs mentioned it was a good spot to see more dolphins and whales but unfortunately we didn't spot any today. Next stop was Melvich Beach which we’d heard good things about. We knocked up a packed lunch and headed on our way. It was mostly overcast and a bit windy but like true Brits we braved it out sheltered by some dunes for a fair while (until my phone battery died which was showing the Bristol rugby game).

    After a quick cuppa in the van to warm up we did a drive by of the fishing port of Scrabster, where last nights lemon sole dinner had come from, before heading on to our campsite on Dunnet Head. As we were so close to fishing ports we had read having fish and chips in this area was recommended so after a recommendation from the campsite owner (who also loved a chat) we headed to the Northern Sands Hotel to collect a takeaway breaded haddock and chips. We debated taking it to the Dunnet Head viewpoint however we decided it might get cold so ate it in the van in the carpark. In hindsight we probably could have made it and not looked like weirdos eating takeaway in the restaurant carpark but the food was delicious!

    Before heading back to the campsite we drove to the Dunnet Head viewpoint, the most northerly point of Scotland. The views here were amazing and you could see many of the islands off the North Coast including Orkney. There were also loads of sea birds nesting on the sides of the cliffs. Our campsite this evening is also right on the Dunnet Head cliffs and we were able to watch the seals play in the small harbour from the van.

    Campsite: Windhaven
    Number of nights: 1
    Price: £28
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  • Day8

    Dunnet head

    May 18, 2019 in the United Kingdom ⋅ ☁️ 9 °C

    Wir haben es geschafft und sind am nördlichsten Punkt Großbritanniens

    Wie weit ihr gekommen seid !!!Wunderbare Aufnahme von euch beiden :)LG Dörte


    Unglaublich wie viele Kilometer Ihr schon geschafft habt, und Ihr seht so entspannt und zufrieden aus! LG Silvia


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