The need to reach extremes

And in the UK they don’t come much more extreme than Cape Wrath in the top North West corner of Scotland. It is part of the mainland but the journey there involves a ferry across the Kyle of Durness.


Really hardy folk, I suppose, could swim across the Kyle. Even hardier ones might go the long way and walk. It’s about 6 miles or so of trackless walking to get across to the other side of the Kyle. We took the little ferry.


This connects with a minibus on the other side. Don’t ask me how they got the minibus over there.

The ride on the bus is quite hair raising. You have to hope the driver knows what he is doing – which, of course, he does.

It’s about a 12 mile ride to reach the cape – a wild and remote spot. But of course there is a lighthouse.

There is grand coastal sceneryimage006


The bog cotton grows well.


And so do other flowers.


This rock, with its twin towers is called Cathedral Rock.


I’m glad to have gone. Partly this was just to reach the remote North West corner of our country, but also to discover for myself the lovely scenery and the wild life.


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2 Responses to “The need to reach extremes”

  1. Janet Says:

    Is there light house keeper? Is it noted in the Bathurst book?

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