I found a very nice man in Inverness at Ness Tyres and Brakes. He said he’d squeeze the car in and fix the brake pads by 4pm. He achieved it by 12:30 and off we set for Lybster. We called in at Dunrobin Castle. I expected it to be owned by a reformed burglar but one of its original owners was a land grabber the 1st Earl of Spencer, responsible for many of the Highland clearances.
Lybster was only a base so, this morning we headed off to Sinclair Castle at Noss Head and then across to the bay. The castle was once a great place and having fallen into disrepair has been taken on by Scottish Heritage to be updated. I doubt it will get double glazing but it’ll keep some stonemasons in work for some time.
Across from the castle on the other side of the bay is a wonderful sandy beach and after a little walk I was told we may as well do John O’Groats. Why not, I thought.
If you’re not already aware, John O’Groats is as far north as you can travel on British mainland. So people go there 🤔 Dunno? It’s no good asking me. They queue to have a photo underneath the sign that points to Lands End (the southernness part of Britain) and other places. The Princess explained why it’s important to them, but as I don’t listen I’m unable to enlighten you. They do sell rather nice Cheeseburgers though😂.
So there you have it. A bit of Scotland in your box. Tomorrow we venture onwards to Tongue and hopefully a run. Take care my lovelies 😘