Generosity of strangers 7


DAY 1: a little extra

A title I think I will be wanting to use again and again… It’s only day one but already I’m blown away by the people I met today. In John O’Groats itself, I think people are quite blasé about us crazy walkers and cyclists who attempt this route, but the minute you step away from that it’s a completely different story. Firstly this lovely local family who I met by the beach at Dunnet Bay, providing me with my first cash donation of the trip 👍 (I’ll transfer them onto my just giving page as I go…) Secondly there is Kat and Fiona from Thurso who I met via couch surfing.com. Not only did Kat come out of her way to pick me up from Castletown, but they also totally welcomed me into their home for few nights with offers of more lifts to help get to where I start/finish walking each night and my first home cooked meal of local fresh salmon. And most importantly their bright clean attic bedroom which I could stand up in and remained dry all night.

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7 thoughts on “Generosity of strangers

  • Sara Rao

    Hi Lovely – pleased your first day has gone well and you have eaten well and more importantly have got your first cash donation . Hope the couch surfer host turns out ok!!! Keep going Miss aMAZing – we’re all behind you!!!❤️

  • Debbie pottinger

    I’m fascinated by your website Mairianne, lovely to meet you yesterday and be a tiny part in your travels , good luck and I hope the weather is kind to you! X

  • Shenda

    This has just answered the question in my last comment on the previous blog! That attic room sounds lovely and cosy – what great people! Glad it’s going so well xx

  • Caz

    Ahh glad you’re feeling the love! There are good people all around and you get what you put out there. So I’m not surprised you’re meeting such gems! ❤️

  • Shirley Doull

    It was really lovely meeting you yesterday at Dunnet Sands on the first leg of your journey. You are doing a wonderful job and all in the aid of charity! I hope you thoroughly enjoy every leg of your journey and the sun continues to shine for you!