Sunday, 6 September 2015

John o'Groats, Scotland

Just a small post for today as I want to go to bed early. I'll start off with this card I received from Matt's parents last month from their holiday. They went to northern Scotland for two weeks and also visited John o'Groats.

John o' Groats (Gaelic: Taigh Iain Ghròt) is a village in the Canisby parish of Caithness, in the far north of Scotland. John o' Groats lies on Britain's northeastern tip, and is popular with tourists as one end of the longest distance between two inhabited British points, with Land's End in Cornwall lying 876 miles to the southwest. It is not quite the most northerly point on the island of Britain; nearby Dunnet Head is further north.

John o' Groats is 1,110 km from London, 450 km from Edinburgh, 9.7 km from the Orkney Isles and 3,500 km from the North Pole. It is 6.84 km from the uninhabited island of Stroma. A passenger ferry operates from John o' Groats to Burwick on South Ronaldsay in Orkney.

Matt's parents also gave me a bunch of postcards when they got back home. This is one of them and possibly my favourite:

Matt's dad told me the postcard was supposed to be cancelled with a John o'Groats cancellation. I first thought I didn't get the cancellation, but I think it is there, you can just about see it as it's very faint.

1 comment:

agi said...

i wish to make this trek one day...!!