Dunnet Bay in Castletown
TUESDAY: DAY 26: We ended up skipping breakfast at the hotel because we didn't get up til 9am so we walked to the bank and then to the store to stock up on, you guessed it; chips. We drove to SCRABSTER to get our tickets for the ferry to ORKNEY for the next day. We had breakfast here which included chocolate waffles that were pretty good & tea. We then stopped at a beach in CASTLETOWN at DUNNET BAY. Then we saw DUNNET HEAD LIGHTHOUSE. It was built in 1832 and is the most northerly point in Great Britian. It is on 300 foot cliffs and windows have been damaged by stones thrown up by the sea. You can see the island of ORKNEY from here. We stopped at JOHN O GROATS which is a tourist area and mistakenly known for the most northeast tip of mainland Scotland.
You had to pay to use the bathroom here! No thanks! We only bought postcards and then were on our way. We saw DUSCANSBY LIGHTHOUSE which is the REAL most northeast tip. We noticed that all these lighthouses built by Robert Stevenson look the same: white with gold trim. They are pretty but you can definately tell which lighthouses he built. This one was built in 1924.
On our way to WICK we saw NOSS HEAD LIGHTHOUSE and a tower in the distance and the ruins of SINCLAIR CASTLE. We were back to our hotel at 3:30pm & got ready to sit in the lobby to see the tour director of a tour group that was coming in. lol We thought for sure it was the Michael whom we had on my first trip to Scotland in 1999, but it wasn't, oh well. Once again the silly things we do! lol We ate at JOE"S BAR where I had pizza with peppers & again, good food. We hung out there for a little bit then walked back to our hotel for the night.