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.
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.
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.
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:
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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