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It was a freshly caught parton (thats crab for non Orcadians) that we got given at the camp site. (by Sandra)

Coasting Round Britain

30th March 2013 to 12th July 2014
Tongue to Kinlochbervie (11)
1002 out of 5630 miles completed

Log No 59. Thu 6th Jun 2013 - Tongue to East Strathan, 7 miles (1002 miles walked)

The beach at Skinnet
I wouldn't want you to think I am on holiday here so instead of having another day off it was just a short one to notch up the first 1000 miles.

It had rained through the night and was a cloudy morning, I gave the weather time to improve and didn't start until after lunch.

I had fresh meat for lunch, a caravanner on the site here had caught more than he needed last night and was giving them away. I cooked it in the morning and had it in sandwiches.

Taking Holly with me I went along the road until I could get down onto the sand so I could let Holly off the lead.

Talmine from Ard Skinid
The sea was up at the rocks at Ard Skinid so I had to get on the hill, sheep were loose so I put Holly back on the lead.

Having to lift Holly over the fences was also hard work so when I got to Talmine I dropped her back off at the campervan and continued on my own.

Port Vasgo
From the pier at Talmine there was a track and then a good footpath all the way to Portvasgo.

I had a shock when I came round the point, there were about 40 people coming up the hill, they were on some kind of geological trip and were looking at the rock formations.

The bays near Midfield and East Strathan
Going on to the next point there was a cairn and a gravestone for a lad who was swept from these rocks in 1989.

Not that I needed one but the sun was out so I stopped for a break and sat there thinking how much I am enjoying this. Of course I haven't had a bad day, weather wise, yet.

The rocks at Midfield Bay
To get to the next bay I had either to go up over a small hill or scramble through the rocks. For a change I chose the rocks.

I didn't gain much as I still had to climb the hill to get to the last bay.

Then it was back down the road to get back to the campsite.

This is Sandra's last day, she is back on the ferry to Orkney tomorrow so reality may hit hard when I am carrying a full pack again and don't have the luxury of the campervan.
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