Skywatch Friday - farthest north


This is as far north as you can go in mainland Scotland. We are at the top of Britain, at Dunnet Head. Beyond, the turbulent waters of the Pentland Firth, and then Orkney.

All buildings seem exposed in this flat landscape. Imagine this white house in the winter dark, with gales screaming in from the Atlantic Ocean on one side and the North Sea on the other.


But as compensation there is this crescent of deserted beach.


One of our very few glimpses of Caithness outside of the Mod, on our less than 24 hour stay.

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Comments

  1. Beautiful pictures - and I love the second one! That is very nice!

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  2. Great pictures of the coast, I suppose it is a bit chilly out there.
    I think I watched a documentary on the BBC (Coast from the OU) about the point most north of Scotland.
    Love your photographs !

    Erwin.

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  3. Quite a lot of the shots in my family's holiday albums are of my brothers and I wearing woolly jumpers on deserted beaches in the North of Scotland - but we are always smiling! It's truly a beautiful area.

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  4. Wow, stunning. It's on my bucket list to travel right up to Scotland's north coast but I haven't made it yet.

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  5. What beautiful pictures! Thank you!

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  6. What a wonderful place! I would love to visit any part of Scotland but It would be amazing to be that far North.

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  7. Hi Linda - I do love this post.It makes me feel like visiting Scotland again:)
    Hugs
    Joo

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  8. I would love to visit there! Your photos look very inviting to me.

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  9. Wonderful photos of dreamy landscapes!

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  10. So beautiful! I can only imagine I'd want to stay indoors should there be a gale. An exclusive beach sounds like a pretty good tradeoff though.

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  11. You have such an interesting place to live when you live on a very very large island. It really looks rough up there but I like the sky.

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  12. Beautiful! This time last year my daughter and her husband were just discovering Scotland as they were settling in for their year long stay! Thank you for sharing YOUR Scotland with US!!

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  13. Gorgeous captures. Love all your photos.

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  14. That white house on a hill is amazing. Some people have such indredible ideas for homesites.

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  15. such a beautifully shifting sea-sky scape!

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  16. I put one toe into the North Sea in Scotland once, and that was cold enough for me, but this scenery is starkly beautiful. I'd love to see it, but not to over-winter there. The dampness along with the cold would be too much. Thank you so much, though, for sharing your wonderful photos with us.

    Kay, Alberta

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  17. Wow that is desolate! I think i am a city person so I couldn't live there but a holiday there would be great.

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  18. That is an incredibly beautiful but desolate landscape. Thanks for sharing!

    Our neighborhood is exposed to winter weather as well. We can sometimes get several feet of snow in 24 hours, with howling winds the whole time. It can make for very large snowdrifts that on occasion can trap you in the house for days (maybe once every five years). But luckily it's usually sunny, even in the winter.

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  19. I can feel the wind and the cold just looking at that house...yikes!!!

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  20. Beautiful shots. Love the different color shades in the sky.

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  21. must be awesome to live in that white house with this kind of spectacular view :)

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  22. Beautiful photos, wonderfully described. Thanks to you, I can imagine what it might be like to live there. Happy Skywatching, Linda.

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  23. Super Fine images from a completely different nature than I am used to.

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  24. Stunning - and oh to live in that white cottage

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  25. Just beautiful; I can almost smell the ocean. What a place to live!

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  26. That is beautiful. That one house looks so lonely and desolate.

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  27. Thats a lovely landscape and great skies!
    Wish you a nice week!

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  28. Water, sky and no people
    unbeatable combination.
    one of these days....

    Enjoyable photos.

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