The weather to day was again very windy. We travelled from Kirkwall to Burwick in South Ronaldsay to catch our ferry across the Pentland Firth to John O Groats, fron there we travelled by coach to Inverness. Our journey across the Pentland Firth was not at all pleasant, our ferry was continuously bombarded by hugh waves. I sat in the middle of the ferry willing myself not to be seasick and kept my eyes on the horizen, at time looking out of the window all I could see was a wall of sea, the horizen having been replaced by the hugh waves. Boy was I glad when our ferry journey ended. The journey from John O Groats to Inverness was really relaxing after the sail across the Pentland Firth. We booked into our B&B then took a short walk along to Caledonian Canal to Clachnaharry. Our day ended with visiting my brother and his wife in Beauly.