Balnakeil Bay - Sutherland / September 2009

A short exploration of Durness and Balnakeil Bay...

The imposing Balnakeil House, built in the early 1700's and home to the Bishops of Caithness.

The beautiful white sands of Balnakeil bay and an unusually flat sea beneath The Parph; a good day to head round Cape Wrath by kayak...

The ruin of Balnakeil church where a skull and crossbones is alleged to mark the tomb of Donald Macmurchow, a notorious highwayman who, having killed no less than 18 of his victims, is said to have made a generous donation to the church thus securing the site of his burial.

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