John O’Groats to Duncansby Head and return – 8.5 km.
Great meal at the Seaview and a good night’s sleep. Weather still really blustery this morning but mostly sunny with only occasional squalls. Dazzling double rainbow indicated moisture in the air
as we set off along the coast
to the Ness of Duncansby with views back to the jetty, across ship wreckage.
The currents here are pretty wild.
Lots of seals playing in the surf. In my first post from Lands End I included a photo of seals – nice symmetry.
Up to the lighthouse at Duncansby Head with expansive views back across John O’Groats to Stroma,
before walking down past the Geo of Sclaites (full of nesting fulmars)
for good views of the famous Duncansby Stacks.
We retraced our steps and returned to the hotel to await our ferry to Orkney
which will be sailing despite the 80 km winds.
This is my last post for the time being. I might write a summary with reflections and statistics but, given my short attention span, it’s likely that I’ll never get around to it. Thank you for following our journey; I hope you enjoyed it or found it interesting. Special thanks to everyone who commented – your feedback was greatly appreciated.