Gales and rain today! But on reflection, the first bad weather I’ve had in a long time. I saddled up and walked along the A836 towards John o’Groats via a café that lured me in for shelter, soup, bread, Victoria Sponge and tea. Then back out again in the rain and gales and arrived in John o’Groats. Naturally I was elated to reach this milestone, but as a place it’s a little disappointing. The classic sign post was not in use today (it is privately owned by the way) so I took some self-portraits (rubbish ones at that!) at the public signpost. Then, having checked in at the ‘Seaview Hotel’, I walked on to the stunning Duncansby Head to complete the occasion. So, I have now walked from Land’s End to John o’Groats via the west coast of Britain!