Day 318: Geodh’ Eisgiadh to Thurso – like a city on an unknown planet.

4 comments
Caithness, Scotland

Date of walk: 4/8/2019

You forgot the milk again didn’t you, Wester Clett, Caithness, Scotland.

Puffin hotel I, Wester Clett, Caithness, Scotland.

Puffin chatter I, Wester Clett, Caithness, Scotland.

Puffin hotel II, Wester Clett, Caithness, Scotland.

House proud, Wester Clett, Caithness, Scotland.

Puffin lookout, Wester Clett, Caithness, Scotland.

Puffin hotel III, Wester Clett, Caithness, Scotland.

Well, go on then. Wester Clett, Caithness, Scotland.

Cliffs by Treli Geo, Caithness, Scotland.

Puffin chatter II, Wester Clett, Caithness, Scotland.

Not one of us, Wester Clett, Caithness, Scotland.

Puffin hotel IV, Wester Clett, Caithness, Scotland.

Catching the morning light, Wester Clett, Caithness, Scotland.

Middle Clett, Caithness, Scotland.

Baby gull, Wester Clett, Caithness, Scotland.

Red Point and Easter Clett, Caithness, Scotland.

Easter Clett, Caithness, Scotland.

Bridge near Fresgoe, Caithness, Scotland.

Cow hitch & chain, Sandside Harbour, Fresgoe, Caithness, Scotland.

Sandside Harbour I, Fresgoe, Caithness, Scotland.

Dounreay Nuclear Power Station from Fresgoe, Caithness, Scotland.

Cord and stonework, Sandside Harbour, Fresgoe, Caithness, Scotland.

Shelter, Sandside Harbour. Fresgoe, Caithness, Scotland.

Cord & creels, Sandside Harbour, Fresgoe, Caithness, Scotland.

Links, Sandside Harbour. Fresgoe, Caithness, Scotland.

Sandside Harbour II, Fresgoe, Caithness, Scotland.

Winch, Sandside Harbour. Fresgoe, Caithness, Scotland.

Sandside Harbour III, Fresgoe, Caithness, Scotland.

Sandside Harbour IV, Fresgoe, Caithness, Scotland.

Sandside Harbour with Dounreay, Fresgoe, Caithness, Scotland.

Dounreay Nuclear Power Station I, Caithness, Scotland.

Sandside Harbour. Fresgoe, Caithness, Scotland.

Dounreay Nuclear Power Station (decommissioned 1994), Caithness, Scotland.

Dounreay Nuclear Power Station ‘Visitor Centre’, Caithness, Scotland.

Dounreay & fields, Caithness, Scotland.

Forss Wind Farm I, Caithness, Scotland.

Lookout, Crosskirk Bay, Caithness, Scotland.

Forss Wind Farm II, Caithness, Scotland.

Revolution. St Mary’s Chapel, Crosskirk, Caithness, Scotland.

Crosskirk Bay, Caithness, Scotland.

Weather vane, Crosskirk, Caithness, Scotland.

Caithness flagstone field boundary, Brims, Scotland.

Mains of Brims and Holborn Head, Caithness, Scotland.

Brims Castle I, Caithness, Scotland.

Brims Castle II, Caithness, Scotland.

Brims Castle III, Caithness, Scotland.

Ruin with flagstone roof tiling, Liss Skerry, Caithness, Scotland.

Towards Thurso, Liss Skerry, Caithness, Scotland.

Liss Skerry, Caithness, Scotland.

Strata, Liss Skerry, Caithness, Scotland.

Like a city on an unknown planet. Liss Skerry, Caithness, Scotland.

Clett of Thusater, Caithness, Scotland.

Cliffs at the Ness of Litter, Caithness, Scotland.

Towards Holborn Head, Thurso just around the headland, Caithness, Scotland.

Caithness flagstone quarry I, Ness of Litter, Brims Hill, Caithness, Scotland.

Caithness flagstone quarry II, Ness of Litter, Brims Hill, Caithness, Scotland.

 

The burn water is so peaty here it looks like tea before the bag is added!

The Caithness flagstone field boundaries give a strong sense of place like slate used in the same way in parts of Wales.

The flagstones are even used to hold a wire in this wall on the way to Thurso.

When you order a replacement bath plug chain on Amazon.

Need to keep alert on the late night approach to Thurso.

Perilous holes on the cliff tops towards Thurso.

First camp in Caithness at Geodh’ Eisgiadh.
Caithness wheat fields in the wind.
Meadow headlands towards Thurso.
One-Time
Monthly
Yearly

The Perimeter is a labour of love: it’s taken 454 days of walking, hundreds of hours of planning and thousands of hours of editing. If you have the means, I’d appreciate your support by buying a print or contributing so I can continue to share the project with you.

Make a monthly donation

Make a yearly donation

Choose an amount

£2.00
£5.00
£25.00
£2.00
£5.00
£25.00
£2.00
£5.00
£25.00

Or enter a custom amount

£

Your contribution is appreciated.

Your contribution is appreciated.

Your contribution is appreciated.

DonateDonate monthlyDonate yearly
Posted by

British Architectural & Landscape Photographer.

4 thoughts on “Day 318: Geodh’ Eisgiadh to Thurso – like a city on an unknown planet.”

  1. Winifred Wilson says:

    There’s something about the buildings made of the slate that seems very ‘ordered’ somehow. Very unlike the red sandstone where I live in Dumfries and Galloway, beautiful in its own way, though haphazard by comparison. Love the harbour at Fresgoe.

  2. Sandside Harbour brought back lots of childhood memories! As did the flagstone boundaries which were everywhere around us – it was used a lot for paving too and could get quite slippery!

      • I remember an inland one that they used to have motorcycle scrambling by – it was an interesting site. The drystone walls were a real local feature too and there seems to be good interest in keeping them going.

Leave a Reply to Ann Mackay Cancel reply