Scotland during the festive season 2019, Day Three of our adventure.

Day Three as far North as you can get on the Great British Mainland.

And it is not John O Groats, but we did visit there on Day Three. You can catch up with the trip so far here.

Day three of our Scotland adventure Dunnet head
Dunnet Head includes the most northerly point of both mainland Scotland and the island of Great Britain.

Leaving Inver caravan park, we noticed that both wipers on the front screen of the Elgrand were the worse for wear.

Checking google maps we noticed that there is a B&M store in Wick, 20 miles North on the planned route. I felt confident that they would have replacements.

Half an hour later we arrived, and sure enough the largest and smallest blades they had 26″ and 18″ would do the job, more of this later.

By now we were only 30 minutes from John O Groats, we also took the opportunity to top up with petrol at the Tesco filling station.

Naturally the obligatory Facebook live post from the John O Groats signpost tourist area. Showing Jayne starting to use a single crutch.

Off the beaten track.

Being at John O’Groats in the festive season was great as it was relatively quiet. I am sure sure how busy it could get in the high season.

However we wanted to travel even further North, therefore we proceeded 30 minutes further to Dunnet head.

Day three map to Dunnet
From John O’Groats to Dunnet Head
Scotland day three Dunnet head.
Dunnet Head.

The B855 upto Dunnet Head is a typical Scottish B road with passing places and well worth the drive to the RSPB site.

With the afternoon arriving we set off on the rest of our journey to Malvich. For our second camping night at Halladale Inn.

Along the route we passed Dounreay. Since the 1950s it has been the site of Two nuclear establishments. For the development of prototype fast breeder reactors and submarine reactor testing.

Decommissioning is currently taking place on most of the facility.

enjoying a brew with Baaa-rbra Anne at Melvich beach car park
Baaa-rbra Anne our mascot joining us for a biscuit and a brew at Melvich beach car park looking inland.
Halladale Inn from the beach car park.
Halladale Inn camping site from Melvich beach car park.

The reception at Halladale Inn was the normal warm welcome that seems to be the norm in Scotland. After a couple of ciders we retired to a very restful night sleep aboard the Elgrand.