LETJOG – Day 58: Wednesday 13 July – WICK to JOHN O’GROATS (22 miles)
My final day of walking on my LETJOG challenge! After a fine breakfast with Rachel at the Mackays Hotel I set off out of Wick on the road northwards, past the airport, towards John O’Groats. My route today covered some hard miles on the main road, before meeting with Rachel for the final few miles along the coast on the John O’Groats Trail. This stretch is beautiful, taking in the stacks and cliffs around Duncansby Head, home to countless seabirds. The Duncansby headland is actually the furthest north-easterly point on the British mainland, and it was quite appropriate that I should approach my final destination, John O’Groats, from this landmark, and that Rachel could be with me on this scenic and memorable two-mile stretch to the finish line!
A very big, and sincere, thank you, once again to everyone for following my blog and for all the supportive comments that have kept me going through hard times and good on my walk. I have had so many messages today, and I have managed to read them all as I’ve walked. Thank you – they have meant so much to me.
Following some requests, and with little need for much persuasion, I intend to keep this blog going for the next few days whilst we are in Scotland, both in order to share some images of the country and also for some personal reflection having completed my challenge. Meanwhile I will leave you all with some pictures from today’s walk.
And this evening, in Wick, Rachel and I celebrated with a fine dinner, overlooking the Wick River, as it reaches the harbour.