Saturday, 18 June 2016

Day 13 - Durness to Dunnet Bay

Sunday 12th June
After a good cooked breakfast (sliced sausage, black pudding and egg) we left Durness for Dunnet Bay. It was a better day, still some cloud but with some sunny intervals. We stopped for a coffee beside Loch Eribol before continuing on to Tongue. Another stop for photos of the Tongue causeway and to take Button for a walk.
Loch Eribol

The causeway at Tongue

We stopped for lunch at the Borgie Forest. We found an interesting little forest walk where the trees had been planted to illustrate the “Tree Ogham”, an ancient alphabet; the letters formed from the initial letters of the trees names in Gaelic. A spiral footpath took us to the centre of the planting and there we met a woman whose grandchildren had helped plant the trees.
Stone explaining the "Tree Ogham" alphabet

Especially for my graddaughter, Luis, the letter L, Rowan!

We drove on via Thurso arriving at Dunnet Bay Caravan Club site at about 4pm. It was cloudy and breezy and the only pitches available were by the main road. We took Button for her evening walk on the beach. She loved it. We had dinner that evening in the Northern Sands Hotel. The food was fine and good value but the service was rather chaotic.

Dounreay Nuclear Power station, now being decommissioned
Lyn and Button on Dunnet Bay beach

Button after chasing the ball umpteen times

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