Woke up to rain. Walked along the A836, past Dounreay ‘nuclear power development establishment’ which is in the process of being decommissioned and was a hive of construction activity. The landscape is changing. It’s becoming more rounded and mountain-less, with fields of sheep and cows. The road is becoming busier in the direction of Thurso and the east coast, but still quiet in the direction of the west coast. I can feel my walking environment changing, leaving the west highlands scenery behind. I arrived in Thurso in the late afternoon and found accommodation, and enjoyed a curry for dinner. I have chaffed the inside of my thighs! So plenty of Savlon applied!