Cape Wrath

Rock On The Beach

Today was much better weather wise: dry until 16:00. We decided on a boat trip across the Kyle of Durness and from there a bus trip to the Cape Wrath lighthouse. When we got to the ferry it turned out the next one would leave an hour and a half later, so we had time to explore a nice beach near Durness first.

 

 

 

 

 

Cape Wrath

The boat/bus journey was entertaining and when we got to the lighthouse there were some magnificent views. We learned that the name of this place has nothing to do with the angry sea around here, but that ‘wrath’ is Old Norse for ‘turning point.’ So, in their travel guide the Vikings wrote: “On the way home turn right at Cape Wrath.”

 

 

 

 

 

After All These Years

The good deed for today was taking a few pictures of an English couple at the lighthouse who had forgotten to bring a camera. Sixty years ago they came to this part of the world on their honeymoon and wanted to visit Cape Wrath, but the weather was against them and they did not get there. Now they had driven 2,000 miles from there home in Provence to finally come to the place they had wanted to visit all that time ago.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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