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In celebration of 2020

     The Year of Coasts and Waters

We are so very fortunate here in Caithness to be surrounded by an amazing coastline, so diverse to include breathtaking cliffs and caves and castles.  Wondrous arches and sea stacks and Lighthouses galore, white sandy beaches with beautiful sea-shells seldom found in other parts of the UK. We so often enjoy walks along the coastline ourselves, but here we’d like to share with you an amazing boat trip with Caithness Seacoast.

The spectacular sight of Whaligoe Steps from the sea,

where the fishemen’s wives once carried huge baskets of herrings, affectionately called the ‘silver darlings’, before carrying them a further six miles north to sell at the fish markets in Wick.

An array of seabirds are to be seen, Razorbills, Guillemots and Puffins

Our coast offers unrivalled opportunities for birdwatchers.  During the spring and summer months, the Caithness cliffs throng with breeding seabirds.  The best time to visit the area is between April and July when the sight, sound and smell of the birds will be at its height.   Each species has unique nesting requirements , so not every seabird species will be found on every cliff.   Where stable ledges occur, Kittiwakes and Guillemots can be abundant, while Puffins like grassy slopes where they can excavate burrows.  

An exhilarating speedboat trip for all to enjoy from the new Pontoon at Wick harbour

‘The Geo Explorer’, is a 33’ Rigid Inflatable boat (RIB) similar to the inshore RNLI lifeboats and takes up to 12 passengers.

Castle Sinclair Girnigoe at Noss Head

The old ruins of the Castle are a spectacular sight from the sea, with the Lighthouse at Noss Head and beautiful inlets at Sandigoe Bay and Sinclair’s Beach.

If you’d like a Blast around Wick Harbour or enjoy a Coastal Adventure,

take a look here at Caithness Seacoast where holiday memories are made.

Tours can be booked direct, run daily from April - October (weather permitting)

 

 Our thanks to Adelaine and William Munro at Caithness Seacoast Tours Ltd. for their fabulous photos.                

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Let the Tasting BeGin!

New Gins in the Juniper Lounge for you to taste include Islay Nerabus Gin, KIng’s Head Gin, two floral gins from the Old Curiosity Shop - Apothecary Rose and Lavender & Echinacea. Crag and Tail, Gorse & Kinrara from the Cairngorms. There are now over 100 Scottish Gins in the Tasting room and more than 20 from around world.  We’ve so enjoyed meeting you and sharing your juniper journey.   We’ve had birthday celebrations, anniversaries, honeymooning couples and Hen nights and a Boys night away on a Whisky Tasting too!   More about the Amber Malt coming soon!!!
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A Glimpse

 of the Garden…