Sunday 28 April 2013

first full day (almost)

First full day. Well nearly full we finished by 1.30. The b n b was OK , but the Irish builders staying there walked around like they were wearing boots even in bare feet The weather was wet windy and very cold. We left around 8.30 and had a long boring slog with much road lightened only by a chat with a lady and her collie. I gave midge the chance of a swim in loch watten to clean him up. We had a beer in the trout hotel and returned there for good food. Shame about the beer. Last night's beer was good in the seaview. This will be the last blog for a few days as we pass out of radio contact. Long day tomorrow with lousy forecast.:

Saturday 27 April 2013

the start at last. John O'Groats

TPlease bear with me as my phone and this site don't go well together. Midge and I are in john O'Groats we have been to Duncansby head so have done the first 2miles. Midge had a good journey for a dog who hates travelling mainly because of all the fuss he got Our b n b is basic but good and the great news is they have Orkney beers on down the road.
o;TWE:We are on our wa to John O'Groats and spend,ing the night in inverness after a lovely week in in Northumberland. Midge does in;ot like inverness there are no dog friendly pubs and no decent parks. We are sitti?ng outside while I get fed. It is cold but I h;:ave a good beer in hand. Looking forward took getting started. Snow and gales forecast.