Wednesday, 15 June 2016

Day 12 - Cape Wrath

Saturday 11th June
After breakfast, Lyn took me down to the ferry for a visit to Cape Wrath. Lyn and Button gave the trip a miss because of the long minibus drive across rough roads to reach the Cape.
A party of eleven took the small ferry across the Kyle of Durness where the minibus met us for the journey. The eleven mile trip took an hour as the road was in very poor condition. The scenery was wild and quite desolate as we crossed the MOD bombing range. Our driver kept us entertained with a running commentary and many bad jokes. Cape Wrath as impressively isolated but one man lives there all season and runs the OZone, a small cafe. I took many photos and ate my sandwiches in the shelter of a wall looking out over the North Atlantic. It was very breezy. The journey back seemed to go quite quickly and we only had to wait for a few minutes for the ferry man to return us to the other side of the Kyle.
On the ferry to Cape Wrath

Our transport across the headland

Cape Wrath light

The OZone

OZone menu - note Drachmas accepted!

Sea stacks and natural arch

Boarding the minibus for the return journey

Kearvaig Bay and the sea stack known as "The Cathedral"

Waiting for the return ferry. Morag can be seen in the car park

Lyn was waiting for me with Button. They had been to a beach at Balnakeil Bay and visited a ruined church there. Button had enjoyed running on the extensive unspoilt sands.

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