NC500 Day 4 and Tongue

Dear Lord, Sid James would have a field day here ๐Ÿ˜‚ The sciatica is loving the long car journeys and thriving upon them. The ankle just adores being idle and then walking around, ๐Ÿ˜‚ so, need some serious Yoga and long runs. But the trip is going well now we have brakes. We stopped off at Thurso on the way here, the Tesco does an amazing ยฃ3 meal deal… dried up chicken sandwich and a bag of crisps with a bottle of Irn Bru. But the church was nice, they have a bridge and a rather dubious looking nightclub. ๐Ÿค”

Someone mentioned birds, as you know Iโ€™ve always been fond of birds and as the nightclub was closed I decided to head for Dunnet Head, which is more northerly than John Oโ€™Groats. Thereโ€™s loads of birds there and by the state of my shoes, sheep too. It was quite eerie with the mist and rain but still spectacular.

Arriving in Tongue I noticed a castle which we decided to walk up to the next day before we moved on. We booked into our bothy (Princess says itโ€™s an abode, used for itinerant workers ๐Ÿคท๐Ÿป)

The walk to the castle looked further than it was. Personally Iโ€™d say it was a keep, but itโ€™s their building so they can call it what they likeโ€ฆ

Now for some reason WordPress has stopped allowing me to load photos in a gallery. So Iโ€™m stopping there. Tomorrow we hit the North Atlanticโ€ฆ I hope youโ€™re all enjoying your summer ๐Ÿ˜˜

About charliecountryboy

Part-time Carpentry Assessor. writer, runner, guitarist. Curious about life and all those wonderful people in it.
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13 Responses to NC500 Day 4 and Tongue

  1. Some very atmospheric shots, by which I mean wet and misty. That’s barely a keep is it, just several courses of precarious masonry. Glad to see you are preserving your sense of humour in the face of failing brakes, dry sandwiches and sciatica. What Tongue needs is a short travelogue delivered by Sooty . . .

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  2. The Hinoeuma says:

    I’ve never heard of Sid James but, he sounds interesting.

    I was thinking Keep, too.

    Gorgeous shots. Please continue to share. Carry on…๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ˜Ž

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  3. Carolyn Page says:

    I know that as a Keep, Charlie; from my very little experience of the UK… ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚ Who am I to judge?
    Loving this vicarious holiday. I do actually feel like I’m there. Ouch! Also feeling the sciatica! Not so good…..

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  4. itsmylife126 says:

    Your posts have amazing photos. Is this all in England?

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  5. Great photos here – very atmospheric. Scotland always delivers!

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