14.54 miles – 5hrs 15 mins (4hrs 42mins walking) Pace 3.1mph B&B Portland Arms
Our first day of walking with full rucksacks and the whole way on the A99. We became Scottish Nationalists for the day as a rally convoy of Scottish nationalist supporters created a constant stream of vehicles all carrying Scottish flags and banners and sounding their horns, which gave us plenty of people to wave at. Lynn’s arm started to ache – she said she felt like the Queen (but not the Scottish nationalist bit – obviously). Lybster has a lovely small harbour and we watched a catch of crab being unloaded. A fine sunny day but the wind is still very cold.