Today was the last day of walking on this particular leg. I left the hotel at John o’Groats and decided to continue along the main road towards Wick taking a few rest breaks along the way. At one point there was a rain deluge and I donned my waterproofs but it cleared again later and the sun came out. I met a guy called Phil who was on the last day of his Land’s End to John o’Groats walk and had been on the trail for 10 weeks. He had been sleeping in a bivvy bag and busking his way up to earn a few pennies, so not only was he carrying a rucksack but also his guitar! Good on him! I walked a couple of miles along the lovely beach on Sinclair’s Bay. Gannets were diving for fish in quite shallow water and it was amazing to watch them fold up their large wings and spear into the water. Soon after I re-joined the road to the north of Wick airport. I arrived in Wick in the late afternoon and was grateful to the management and staff at ‘Mackays Hotel’ for a wonderful night.