Stacks of Duncansby

John O’Groats gets all of the glory, but it’s actually Duncansby Head which is marked as the most North-Eastern part of mainland Britain that’s accessible by road.

During my trip around Scotland we drove from the most North-Western point (Cape Wrath) to here along the Northern coast, taking in some lovely scenery along the way.

Not content with merely sanding on the edge of a cliff looking down we decided to make our way down the rocks by a well worn, and therefore obviously safe, piece of hill. Sure it was a landslide waiting to happen but we were like mountain goats and didn’t fall over at all. Much.

Once on the rocks below we worked our way pretty much from where this image was taken towards the two stacks (they may be called Cletts) in the distance, but did not go all the way over to them. You can’t really see it in this image but at one point the mountain forms an arch that you can walk through and it was to there that we ventured, and to which I did a little scoot up the rocks and found a cave full of pigeons.

To my immediate left here, and just offshore, were a group of seals – possible around 15 of them all spread out. They were comedy seals as the moment I set my tripod up and put the correct glass on they all ducked under the water as one. I got a few shots as they popped their heads up one by one, but none that were very good or special.

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