Day 92 Wednesday 28 July. John o’Groats to Dunnet Head

Miles walked today 15.5 cumulative 1406.3

If I hadn’t been doing Lejog I would have looked out of the window then pulled the duvet back over me and gone back to sleep. Although it wasn’t actually raining the sea fog was down and visibility was less than 100 yards. The forecast was just as bad for tomorrow, I had the option of splitting the walk into two days but there seemed little point in prevaricating so I had a quick breakfast and set off.

There are few paths along the north coast and the whole walk was on road. I had expected some sea views but these were lost in the mist. I was hoping to see Castle Mey, once owned by the Queen Mum, but it was closed to the public.

I will keep it short. I walked down the A road to Mey then along minor roads to the bottom of Dunnet Head. I Then walked up the single track B road. There was no visibility at all. I though I would be the only madman going up to the head but there was a steady stream of traffic going up to see the fog in the car park then coming back down. Each time I saw lights coming I had to get off the road. What an anticlimax to the walk!

I reached the top and saw nothing except the sign. Even the lighthouse was lost in the mist. I then had 5 extra miles to walk back down to the village. Anyway, I made it.

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