From Land’s End to John O ‘Groats. From Lizard Point to Dunnet Head. We did it, end to end!
It feels like forever since we relaxed in the sun way down in Cornwall, at Land’s End. Not to mention, shivered in the strong winds at Lizard Point.
Unlike many who made themselves ready to ride or drive from Land’s end heading north, to become End to Enders, we didn’t plan to do this directly. We had so many places in between that we needed to see first.
Therefore it is not until 2394 miles later, that we find ourselves at the top of Scotland and rejoice with some cyclists who made the 837 miles it actually is between the two sites if you go directly.
We are lucky too. We were driving on the edge of rough weather along the coast up to John O’ Groats. As we parked up in front of the ferry pier and the sign, the clouds pulled back revealing a nice warm sun.
We lurk around a bit here before we head over to Duncansby Head. As one of the cyclists said: this feels like the real end, geographically. In the beautiful sunset, we celebrate with the others who have done nothing the last two weeks but pedaling.
Afterwards we drive further, towards Dunnet Head to do the south – north end too. Trying not to disturb a photographer who looks intently at something through his binoculars. A whale? An eagle?
The sun shines its last rays as we look out to sea from the cliffs on Scotland’s northern tip. Slightly less dramatic than the evening we had in the south and with fewer people and circus than we experienced at Land’s End. Closer to nature. Which is the actual attraction we really look for.
We did it!