Saturday, 18 June 2016

Day 15 - Dunnet Bay to Brora

Tuesday 14th June
We had breakfast outside in the sunshine then readied Morag for departure. We continued along the North Coast, avoiding John O'Groats, until we reached Duncansby Head. It was easy to watch the seabirds on the cliffs. Fulmar, Kittiwakes, Guillemots, Puffins and Bonxies were all easy to see either above, or on the walls of the Geo of Sclaites.
Duncansby Stacks

Duncansby Head light

Geo of Sclaites


The proof of the Puffins

We continued our journey stopping at Wick for essentials. Our lunch stop was at “Hill O' Many Stanes”, a field of over 200 small standing stones arranged in rows. 
Hill O' Many Stanes

Lichen covered stane

Later, we parked near the shore in Brora to take Button for a walk on the beach. Although it was still sunny we could see that poor weather was moving in from the east. Rather than finding a wild camp site on the coast we headed inland along the side of Loch Brora and found a lovely spot with a view over the loch. However we had to suffer the midges until the rain came.
Loch Brora

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