Durness is a village on the north western tip of Scotland. John O’Groats is known to be Scotland’s most northerly point, but Durness is not far off.
To reach Durness, the last 15-kilometer stretch reinforces the impression of being alone in the world. On the road, there is room for one car only. Spaces are regularly set up on the verge, to allow the rare cars to pass.
But we meet much more sheep than drivers! Moreover, the only signs there are indicate to drive slowly, so that cars do not to disturb the herds that move freely.
At the end of this road between two mountains, the jewel of Durness appears: it is Sango Bay Beach. With its fine sand and turquoise reflections of the water, the bay looks like a tropical beach in summer. In winter, the snow on the sand reminds me that I really am north of Scotland!