Day 322: John o’Groats to Freswick – The Stacks of Duncansby

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Caithness, Scotland

Date of walk: 8/8/2019

John o’ Groats, Caithness, Scotland.

After turning the corner at Duncansby head, one of the noticeable differences in heading south is that as I’m walking into the sun, the landscape ahead tends to be silhouetted, so best pictures require looking behind, which means I’m often missing the best light on a subject. On the plus side, it’s giving the sunburn on the back of my neck the chance to recover!

Car park at Duncansby Head, Caithness, Scotland.

Duncansby Head Lighthouse, Caithness, Scotland.

ROC Monitoring Post (Small cold war era underground chamber from where it was intended to monitor radioactive fallout in the event of nuclear attack), Duncansby Head, Caithness, Scotland.

Geo of Sclaites I, Duncansby Head, Caithness, Scotland.

Gulls I, Duncansby Head, Caithness, Scotland.

Geo of Sclaites II, Duncansby Head, Caithness, Scotland.

Gulls II, Duncansby Head, Caithness, Scotland.

The Stacks of Duncansby I, Caithness, Scotland.

Doing it for the gram, Duncansby Head, Caithness, Scotland.

Thirle Door I, Duncansby Head, Caithness, Scotland.

Muckle Skerry and The Knee, Duncansby Head, Caithness, Scotland.

The Stacks of Duncansby II, Caithness, Scotland.

The Stacks of Duncansby III, Caithness, Scotland.

The Stacks of Duncansby IV, Caithness, Scotland.

The Stacks of Duncansby V, Caithness, Scotland.

The Stacks of Duncansby VI, Caithness, Scotland.

The Stacks of Duncansby VII, Caithness, Scotland.

The Stacks of Duncansby VIII, Caithness, Scotland.

The Stacks of Duncansby IX, Caithness, Scotland.

The Stacks of Duncansby X, Caithness, Scotland.

Thirle Door II, Duncansby Head, Caithness, Scotland.

The Stacks of Duncansby XI, Caithness, Scotland.

Wife Geo I, Duncansby Head, Caithness, Scotland.

Wife Geo II, Duncansby Head, Caithness, Scotland.

Wife Geo III, Duncansby Head, Caithness, Scotland.

Cliffs south from Wife Geo, Duncansby Head, Caithness, Scotland.

Bull, Skirza, Caithness, Scotland.

Rushy Geo, Skirza Head, Caithness, Scotland.

The remains of a 2nd to 3rd century broch at Skirza Head, Caithness, Scotland.

I’m still feeling excited to be moving South.

Breaking camp at the Ness of Duncansby near John o’ Groats
The kind of morning when it’s hard to get out of the sleeping bag.
First steps south in a looong time!
Panorama at the Stacks of Duncansby.
Geo of Sclaites, Duncansby Head.
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2 thoughts on “Day 322: John o’Groats to Freswick – The Stacks of Duncansby”

  1. James says:

    The two “gulls”, are actually fulmars. They look superficially similar to gulls but in fact are not closely related.

    I’ve been following your blog since day 5 if I remember correctly. I love it. A huge thank you for sharing your “labour of love”.

  2. And thank you from me too! It’s been a long time since I could visit many of the places I knew in childhood, so it’s been interesting to see them again through your eyes. 🙂

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