How We Got to John o' Groat's
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Sept. 8. A day in the "Granite City" - Boarded the s.s. St. Magnus intending to land at Wick - Decided to remain on board.
Sept. 11. Visited Bressay Island and the Holm of Noss - Returned to St. Magnus at night.
Sept. 12. Landed again at Kirkwall - Explored Cathedral - Walked across the Mainland of the Orkneys to Stromness, visiting the underground house at Maeshowe and the Standing Stones at Stenness on our way.
Sept. 13. Visited the Quarries where Hugh Miller made his wonderful geological researches - Explored coast scenery, including the Black Craig.
Sept. 14. Crossed the Pentland Firth in a sloop - Unfavourable wind prevented us sailing past the Old Man of Hoy, so went by way of Lang Hope and Scrabster Roads, passing Dunnet Head on our way to Thurso, where we landed and stopped for the night.
Sept. 16. Gathered some wonderful shells on the beach and explored coast scenery at Duncansbay.
Sept. 17. (Sunday). Visited a distant kirk with the landlord and his wife and listened to a wonderful sermon.
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FIRST WEEK'S JOURNEY - Sept. 18 to 24.
"Huna Inn" - Canisbay - Bucholie Castle - Keiss - Girnigoe - Sinclair - Noss Head - Wick - or ¶ Wick Harbour - Mid Clyth - Lybster - Dunbeath ¶ Berriedale - Braemore - Maidens Paps Mountain - Lord Galloway's Hunting-box - Ord of Caithness - Helmsdale ¶ Loth - Brora - Dunrobin Castle - Golspie ¶ The Mound - Loch Buidhee - Bonar Bridge - Dornoch Firth - Half-way House [Aultnamain Inn] ¶ Novar - Cromarty Firth - Dingwall - Muir of Ord - Beauly - Bogroy Inn - Inverness ¶¶
SECOND WEEK'S JOURNEY - Sept. 25 to Oct. 1.
Tomnahurich - Loch Ness - Caledonian Canal - Drumnadrochit ¶ Urquhart Castle - Invermoriston - Glenmoriston - Fort Augustus - Invergarry ¶ Glengarry - Well of the Heads - Loggan Bridge - Loch Lochy - Spean Bridge - Fort William ¶ Inverlochy Castle - Ben Nevis - Fort William ¶ Loch Linnhe - Loch Leven - Devil's Stair - Pass of Glencoe - Clachaig Inn ¶ Glencoe Village - Ballachulish - Kingshouse - Inveroran - Loch Tulla - Bridge of Orchy - Glen Orchy ¶ Dalmally ¶¶
THIRD WEEK'S JOURNEY - Oct. 2 to Oct. 8.
Loch Awe - Cruachan Mountain - Glen Aray - Inverary Castle - Inverary - Loch Fyne - Cairndow Inn ¶ Glen Kinglas - Loch Restil - Rest and be Thankful - Glen Croe - Ben Arthur - Loch Long - Arrochar - Tarbet - Loch Lomond - Luss - Helensburgh ¶ The Clyde - Dumbarton - Renton - Alexandria - Balloch - Kilmaronock - Drymen ¶ Buchlyvie - Kippen - Gargunnock - Windings of the Forth - Stirling ¶ Wallace Monument - Cambuskenneth - St. Ninians - Bannockburn - Carron - Falkirk ¶ Laurieston - Polmont - Linlithgow - Edinburgh ¶¶
FOURTH WEEK'S JOURNEY - Oct. 9 to Oct. 15.
Craigmillar - Rosslyn - Glencorse - Penicuik - Edleston - Cringletie - Peebles ¶ River Tweed - Horsburgh - Innerleithen - Traquair - Elibank Castle - Galashiels - Abbotsford - Melrose - Lilliesleaf ¶ Teviot Dale - Hassendean - Minto - Hawick - Goldielands Tower - Branxholm Tower - Teviothead - Caerlanrig - Mosspaul Inn - Langholm - Gilnockie Tower - Canonbie Colliery ¶ River Esk - "Cross Keys Inn" - Scotch Dyke - Longtown ¶ Solway Moss - River Sark - Springfield - Gretna Green - Todhills - Kingstown - Carlisle - Wigton - Aspatria ¶
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