Day 3: John O’ Groats – Our Scottish Highlands adventure

That was our Day 1 and Day 2 completed if you have read my previous posts.  This time, I’ll be sharing with you Day 3 of our Scottish Highlands adventure when we set ourselves on a journey to John O’ Groats.  Situated just 11 miles from Dunnet Head, the northernmost corner of mainland Britain, 874 miles from Lands End in Cornwall.

Wednesday morning, we all woke up with a miserable weather.  Outside was rather gloomy, misty and dark with few patches of rain.  Nonetheless, that didn’t stop us from our plan for the day which was to explore further north and mark a milestone, to finally reach John O’ Groats to be exact.  After we had our breakfast and prepared our packed lunches in the cooler, we then set off with so much enthusiasm.

The day of our journey, we didn't even had a chance to appreciate the beautiful scenery along the way because of the mist.
Unfortunately, we didn’t have a chance to appreciate the beautiful scenery along the way because of the mist.
These two can proudly say that they finally reached this point at age 6 and 3.
These two can proudly say that they finally reached this point at age 6 and 3.

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We didn’t manage to take plenty photos this time regrettably.  We simply wandered around enjoying the stunning views of the coast.  Visited some gift shops as well and had our lunch there.

Out of a sudden, we decided to go a further drive towards Tongue, which is a coastal village in northwest Scotland in the western part of the former county of Sutherland.

While we were enjoying the drive, we were at the same time embracing the magnificient views along the way too.  In fact, our attention was caught  by the fantastic sweeping arc of white sandy beach of Dunnet Bay where we purposely stopped by.  At least, by this time of the day, the sky started to clear up and the sun began creeping out.

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After a little break from driving and some picture taking, we continued our navigation towards Tongue.

It was funny how our conversation went in the car when we told the kids we’re heading off to Tongue.  They thought they’re going to use their tongue when they arrived the place.  Of course, their Dad joined in with their conversation and said that when in Tongue, they should wave the people on the streets using their tongue instead of their hands, lol.   Just as well, they were fast asleep when we reached the place and only woke them up when we finally parked the car.

One beautiful view we captured on our way to Tongue.
One gorgeous view we captured on our way to Tongue.

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We didn’t explore more the town of Tongue unfortunately as we still had around 3 hours drive to go back to our Caravan.  We left the place and carried on our journey.  Basically, the day involved a lot of driving.  It may seemed like a long dragging travel at one point but the beauty of the Scottish Highlands won’t fail to impress you.  That my friends made it all worthwhile.

We arrived at the Caravan knackered but we certainly enjoyed the day.  That was our Day 3 completed.

If you miss Day 1 and Day 2 of our Scottish Highlands adventure, you can check it here:

Day 1 : Dunnottar Castle

Day 2 : Dunrobin Castle

Have you reached John O’ Groats before? If not, do you consider visiting the place and it’s neighboring towns in the future?

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28 thoughts on “Day 3: John O’ Groats – Our Scottish Highlands adventure

  • OMG what a foggy day! But it still looks amazingly beautiful. I love the picture with the colourful houses! #TuesdayTreasures

    • ReimerandRuby

      Yes, it was a foggy day unfortunately but it eventually clears up around lunch time. So we still enjoyed the views the rest of our journey. Thank you.

  • Looks like you had great fun. I love that the kids thought you were using their tongue!

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  • Ooh I’m off to read your two other posts. We’ve just come back from Scotland and loved it!! We did Edinbhrgh and all the surrounding areas but didn’t make it to the Highlands. Definitely next time 🙂

    • ReimerandRuby

      Edinburgh is lovely place to explore too, but you got to visit the Scottish Highlands as well… it won’t fail to impress you. Thank you!

  • OOohh looks so lovely there! Stunning views and lovely smiles from you and your fam =) #whatevertheweather

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    Wow looks stunning, we so want to go to Scotland as a family, still figuring out how it will happen. But seeing these photos it looks amazing even when the weather is not the best #bloggerclubuk

    • ReimerandRuby

      Scotland has a lot of lovely views especially the highlands… you should come visit in the future. Thank you

  • What a beautiful journey! Making memories is what its all about! Lovely! #FabFridayPost

  • Oh this looks amazing! I had no idea John O’Groats was so pretty. Good luck with the rest of your adventure. Tor x #FabFridayPost

    • ReimerandRuby

      It’s like a small town but it’s nice place to visit… to mark a milestone maybe?! Thank you

  • We have been to Land’s End this week, which is an hour from us so the other matching signpost to this 😉 It looks beautiful there, thanks for linking up to #PicknMix

    Stevie x

    • ReimerandRuby

      I would have love to go the Land’s End too, another milestone to mark in the future. Thank you.

  • The scenery looks stunning! And I thought it always rained in Scotland… #picknmix

    • ReimerandRuby

      Most of the time yes… but there are nice dry warm weather as well lol Thank you

  • aww sounds lush! reminds me of land ends with the sign 🙂 #picknmix

    • ReimerandRuby

      I want to go to Land’s End as well, and make a collage with two pictures side by side, that would be lovely. Thank you.

  • A shame about the mist to start with, but it definitely looks like you had a good day out. We love visiting all of Scotland’s gorgeous beaches, they are always so beautiful and clean. We were at John O’Groat’s in May and I don’t remember there being all those stickers on the pole, I wonder if they must remove them every so often? Anyway, thanks so much for sharing your adventures with #Whatevertheweather 🙂 x

    • ReimerandRuby

      That’s a shame if there were no stickers on the Pole as it shows the direction and distance. I don’t know why they’ll remove it in the first place. There’s a lot to see in Scotland, despite the weather though. Thank you.

  • It looks lovely. I didn’t expect it to be so picturesque. I’d love to visit as I’ve never been. One more to add to my hit list (it’s getting pretty long now….)

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    • ReimerandRuby

      You should… you’ll definitely be stunned with the views. Thank you.

  • Such lovely pictures, it certainly looks like you had a fabulous time!
    Thanks for linking up with #TuesdayTreasures.

  • Wow! Such a stunning place! I would love to go to Tongue. Reimer and Ruby are so lucky to have travel that far at a young age. The fog was a bit of a let down but never mind it was so worth it! Love your photos with the kids.

    Thank you so much for linking up with us on again #FabFridayPost

    • ReimerandRuby

      I find them lucky too for being so well traveled at a young age compared to me when I was their age. You should visit Tongue, it’s a lovely place. Thank you.

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