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... up super early and left for our flight home. Naomi and Tim’s train was a little later so they stayed for a few more hours.
All in all it was an excellent holiday, where I learnt to snowboard and realised that the tap water in London is foul. (Scottish water is pure and wonderful tasting).
Oooh and also I forgot to say that Mark went on a mini shopping spree and bought two jumpers. Wooly ones. Full of scottish sheepie wool.
Big day today starting with a morning walk to the bus station to catch a bus to the airport. We had an early morning flight on a cheap airline. We are so tired of the cheap airlines because of the baggage restrictions for carryons. In fact, we were convinced that our bags would be too big this time and we would have to pay to have them checked. There could be no way that we would get lucky again. In anticipation of an official bag check we put on as many pieces ...
... once I think I can agree with them but it all adds to the adventure!!!
With the storm passed I continue along the old military road and finally turn off along the quiet little road leading to Boat of Garten and finally Aviemore.
Here at Aviemore my main goal was to head on up to the Cairngorms ski area to simply find some snow, however I got much more than snow and much more than I ever bargained for.
As I left Aviemore the ...
... stay in the now and enjoy every single moment with grace, love and laughter.
That said here are some of my favourites from 2013
Drive - Oh gosh so many but as always the Glencoe Pass is awesome & still my favourite. Snowdonia in Wales, Inverness to Fort William road, I have driven it so many times now I feel like a local and I still love it.
Walk - Arthur's seat Edinburgh, Caladonian Canal in Fort William, ...
... to look in my whiskey bible and see which ones were open to tours by appointment only. This way the hope is that these distilleries won't be over-commercialised. Our logic ended up working out and we saw two fantastic distilleries whose whiskies I was not familiar with. Our first distillery visit was to Benromach. What a great place. The most friendly distillery around and I can confidently ...