Saturday, 17 August 2013
Scottish jaunt 2013: Duncansby Head
The lighthouse@Duncansby Head looking across to Orkney
It was built in 1924 by David A Stevenson
Stacks of cliffs@Duncansby Head
After four nights in one of Natural Retreat huts – part of the welcome redevelopment and revitalisation of John O'Groats, when I first visited John O'G in August 1978 it was sadly run down, we first went along to Duncansby Head. At two miles east of John O'Groats, this is the most north easterly point of mainland Scotland.
We were lucky that it was sunny and with clear visibility. For our stay up at John O'Groats we were fortunate that the weather was generally good even though we had some rain most days but you expect changeable weather up in this part of the world.
John O'Groats from Duncansby Head
Transbulk ship heading between mainland Scotland and Orkney