Day 3 of our road trip, covering Inverness to John O’Groats (the most northerly point of the United Kingdom) was one of the most scenic.
Along the way we stopped at Golspie and walked up to the Berriedale graveyard, but one of our best finds was taking a small turn off from the A9 to Latheronwheel. It’s a tiny village with secluded little harbour. We spent a hour here, just taking photos and enjoying the quiet. John even jumped over the little river to explore the abandoned house.
We didn’t book a camp site in advance for today. We reckoned there would be plenty around John O’Groats or we could just sleep at the side of the road. Imagine our delight when we reached John O’Groats to find the John O’Groats Camping and Caravan Site! It a fantastic campsite set on the edge of the water, surrounded by farmland and has great facilities. After choosing our pitch we went for a scrummy Cream Tea For Two at the Knitwear Cafe and a wander on the beach.
Oh, and I finished John’s scarf just after Berriedale.
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