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I drove up to John O'Groats, stopping along the way at the Cairngorm ski area in Aviemore. This is my favourite little cafe and was a welcome refuge after the icy cold outside. 
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I had to shovel this lot away to get a cuppa. The pathway was like a skating rink.
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The tables
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A view from the cafe
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The steps into the garden
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One of the many majestic views I encountered along the way to John O'Groats.
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One of the many majestic views I encountered along the way to John O'Groats.
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The Cairngorm ski area at Aviemore.
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The Cairngorm ski area at Aviemore.
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The Cairngorm ski area at Aviemore.
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The Cairngorm ski area at Aviemore.
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The Highlands near Altnaharra.
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The Highlands near Altnaharra. Couldn't take my own car this year thanks to the Gry's sailing times.
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On the way back South
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Orkney Ferry at 'Scrabster'

Why can't we have one like this?

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John O'Groats
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John O'Groats
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Blackpool Beach
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My ol' mate, Brian Jewell. We met when we joined the Navy when we were 15 years old. We did a year's training together and this is the first time we've seen each other since 1964.
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London City Airport on a cold, wet & windy day in Feb.
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My ol' mate John Dwyer, one of my friends from the HMS Diana Association. We went looking for flat roofs together in Malta.