Day Four

After breakfast under the watchful eye of the stag in a mask, we left Bettyhill Hotel and continued along the North Coast 500, with amazing scenery at every turn.

We passed Dounreay Nuclear Power Station.
At Scrabster we saw the ferry that we would be catching tomorrow.
Dunnet Head is the most northerly point of mainland Scotland.
John o’ Groats is the most northerly town.
We visited Puffin Croft. Cara moved to the Highlands in 2016 and started the petting farm, after spending 25 years as a Nanny. She was featured twice on Ben Fogle’s TV show ‘Make a New Life in the Country’. We saw the programme and decided if we were ever up this way we would visit.
The animals and ‘staff’ were pleased to see us.
Wick, our stop for the night, used to be the busiest herring port in Britain. 1100 boats used the harbour.
This is the view from our bedroom window.

Tomorrow we get the ferry to the Orkneys, a short crossing compared to the distance to the Shetlands.

Wish me luck!

Carol