I woke up to rain, but it soon cleared from the coast but was lingering just a couple of miles inland. I had a chat with the owners – a father and son. The father told me he is a helicopter pilot in the armed forces and also operates as a forward air controller. He generously offered to take my kit to my next accommodation along the coast in Melvich. It arrived at 7.45 pm that evening after I had arrived ! I had time to explore the local Halladale River and beach and saw salmon leaping.