The day started fine, so we headed over to the beaches at Oldshoremore that we had driven past in our haste to reach Sandwood Bay.  A Highland cow with huge horns posed for a photo at the start of the walk – an interesting sight so close to the beach.  The cluster of beaches on this little stretch of coast are very pretty but somehow less impressive than Sandwood or Balanakiel Bay.  The rain came down on the way back too which didn’t help.

A walk around Loch Gleann Dubh later in the afternoon yielded much more interest with a sighting of a small seal colony on a rock in the loch and a crane.

Foodie Firsts:
Rock Rose gin – as the bottle says:  “The precious key botanicals are blessed with the freshest air and finest Highland water.  They are lovingly prepared before being hand-distilled to create a true taste of our beautiful and rugged coastline.  Flavourful and fish, zesty yet berryful with a long, smooth finish.  One of nature’s little treats.

Fascinating Fact:
Polar bears and reindeer once roamed this land, as a trip to the Bone Caves will inform you.

Lowlight:
Crab supper.  It promised great things, but it wasn’t fully prepared, so it was very messy to eat and there was very little white meat.

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