Woke early. … feckin freezing. .. even nan was cold. .. queenie must be strapped for cash, the heating wasn’t on.. she even fibbed about square sausage. !!!!… had to make do with bacon and eggs. !!
Spotted a good off road spot.. ended up on top of a mountain near some ski lifts! Fantastic view though. .
It was at this point in the journey north that I’ve realised .. I’m going to be swept up by the Queens baton relay
…. she didn’t tell me that!!
I was parked just here taking in the scenic views and having some super noodles when they came past…… so that was it, followed the convoy all the way to Thurso. .. Me and nan just had to stop and wave!!
Getting through Thurso to Scrabster to see about the ferry was an impossible task. .. so looped back through the back streets and found myself at Gills bay to book onto the ferry at 7pm. ..This left me with time to kill… nothing for it but to do what all tourists do and go to John o groats..
More tomorrow.. the baton relay anyway. . The very friendly police tell me it’s coming over on the first ferry and will in Kirkwall…. and other places.
May try to get a better photo for the blog, in the mean time I need to find a certain Croft. .. more about that later.
But tonight I’m finding a pub! !!
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