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30 October 2022

The crofting and fishing village of Talmine is a popular stopping point for drivers and riders on the famous (and controversial) North Coast 500, which runs for 500 miles around the coast of the Highlands. Just off the main coast road, Talmine pulls in visitors with its renowned village stores, cafe and campsite. On this quiet Sunday at the end of October, the shop and cafe were closed and there were only a few walkers out and about, including us. Talmine has its own small beach, notable for the wreck of the 40ft fishing boat The Reaper, which caught fire in 1976 in a nearby bay and which was towed to Talmine, where it has sat, slowly decaying, ever since.