Macdonald Four Seasons Hotel
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Very Hastily written by Liz (Gliz)
We had Internet and computer problems last night , but the techno,s in NZ sorted it . We are in The Highlands of Scotland, which is so much like home, parts of today we could have been in the Lewis Pass.
We left Edinburgh yesterday morning, first stop St Andrews, no we didn't have a hit, we also …
... br> Did you know the original gaelic word for whisky is usige ? (Try saying it out loud)
At the end of the tour we had a wee dram of the 12 year old Tomatin. It wasn't bad, but not a patch on the Glenlivet or Glenfiddich.
From the distillery we headed to the Loch for the cruise. To get there we passed through the outskirts of Inverness. And past the turn off for Cawdor castle. (we will get there after all this band stuff is over).
There was ...
We decided we couldn't wear the same clothes any longer, and found a launderette in Aviemore, where we put everything through the washer and dryer. What a treat! While that was happening we found a wonderful cafe, where it turned out the chef was from Temuka! Her selection of home-made baking treats was a sight to behold, and it is no wonder they have been nominated in the 'Scotland's Best Baker' ...
... it became apparent that we were not going to get much sleep in the carpark! So after dinner we decided to take a chance and find somewhere else to kip down... there was another Britstop about 15mins down the road, so we hightailed it out of there and just on dark we found the carpark of the Speyside Centre - a fantastic spot well off the road in amongst a whole lot of trees. We had a much quieter night there, thank ...
... which goes up a mountain. Then sadly, it will be time to catch the train for the first leg of the trip heading back home.
This has been a truly wonderful and magical time in the Highlands and Islands of Scotland.
The whole of Scotland is so eco-conscious. Seems like everyone has a clothesline and they hang wash out even on the wet days. (There is usually enough sun or wind to do the job.)
What a great place.