My wife and I went out for a walk along Dunnet Beach in the far north of Scotland today. The beach looks out across the North Atlantic Ocean. We went mid-afternoon, and by the time we were walking back, the sun was starting to go down and we were treated to a fantastic sunset.
The beach is around 2-3 miles long, and we walked the full length, and back. It was quite mild and calm for this time of year. January in the north coast can be considerably stormy and wild, and nearly always windy - but not today.
Its a spectacular beach, and we really enjoyed the walk, taking in the views and the fresh air.
Caithness is known for its 'big skies', and although in the pic above it looks pretty dramatic - it was quite a nice day.
We were treated to quite a display just before the sun went down behind Castletown to the west.
Although there were quite a few others out on the beach, its so large, that it still looked fairly empty and uncrowded.
There was even the odd patch of blue sky, just to mix it up a little.
All in all, it was well worth the walk - and as usual the beach did not fail to disappoint. If you are ever in the area, it is very worth a visit !