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Jul 25, 2015 - An excursion to Durness

Saturday July 25 Our hosts had a day trip planned for us to the north coast, but there were things to do before leaving so we did not set out until late morning. Alasdair drove all of us north to Durness, the furthest North in Scotland that either of us had been. The vehicle was full with Philomean, Cathel, Heather, Gary and the two dogs, Whyte and MacKay (a Jack Russell and a Scotty, both named after the whiskey). Upon arrival in Durness, we first went for a bite to eat at a local coffee/chocolate shop (Cocoa Mountain) which also served...

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May 15, 2014 - Durness

We followed Glenn and Albertine north again on Tuesday, taking a side trip out to Kinlochbervie but finding not very much to see there. We continued on to Durness and found another campsite with stunning views, Sango Sands Oasis (IV27 4PZ). It’s £18 per night with electricity, showers and toilets. While the boys went to the pub to play pool, Albertine and I set off to find Cocoa Mountain, a chocolate factory, before 6pm when it closed. Because the roadsign had been removed we actually walked quite a long way further than we needed to, but...

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May 18, 2010 - Surfs Up in Durness

Durness is officially one of the loveliest places I've ever been. Granted, we were knackered after our climb, and it was hot and sunny, but even if it wasn't for those things, I think we'd have loved it anyway. It's an unpretentious place, but it's got one of the best beaches I've ever seen. It's miles from anywhere, being the most north-westerly village in Britain, but it's got a couple of surprises like a very smart restaurant-with-rooms, and a house with internet access that you can just go into. The grocery shop is opposite the petrol...

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