Its an early start this morning as our ferry departs St Margaret’s Hope at 0745. So we get up, have a coffee and plan our day back on mainland Scotland. When you roll of a ferry in a strange place its nice to know whether to turn left or right. On the road we drive the 6 miles to the ferry terminal and join the queue. Cannot overstate what a wonderful destination the Ornkey’s has been. We could easily do another week here visiting the northern islands, but that would require more ferries and expense.
Apart from being a lovely sunny morning, there is no detectable breeze and the sea a millpond. Pam is happy. Off the ferry at Gill’s Bay we head east driving through John o’ Groats the most northerly village on the Scottish mainland, then up to Duncansby Head.
We continue on to Golspie arriving in the late afternoon. We plan to visit Dunrobin Castle in the morning and Golspie is only a mile or so from here. After a couple of false starts we find a suitable car-park behing the Co-op and have a drink. Only a few minutes later another motorhome joins us.