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Travel Blogs from Elgin
... A soaring symphony of arches, towers and windows, fretted against the sky". The sectarian hatred resulting from the Reformation was extreme. The Cathedral was abandoned and the beautiful carved wooden altar was chopped up for firewood. The coastal towns, Buckie to Portknockie are very picturesque. We have a seafood meal at the fishing village of Whitehills and spend our last night ...
... as happy as Larry; I sat on the open deck and enjoyed the lovely scenery and wasn't even the slightest bit sorry not to see any long-necked heads poking out of the water.
Then we drove the rest of the way around the Loch. The northern, busy, side is more attractive than I had expected, being clothed in the most gorgeous native woodland just starting to turn golden in places, and the much-feared traffic really wasn't problematic, as we ...
... in spring) onto a headland known as the South Sutor, opposite - guess what! - the North Sutor! A "sutor" is a shoemaker, and apparently two giants shared tools, chucking them backwards and forwards across the loch.
On the top we watched the pilot going out to a ship waiting offshore, and waited and waited for one of the shafts of sunlight to hit the village and make a lovely photo, to no avail. Came down to the viewpoint, and chatted to some locals touring with a ...
... couple who lived many years in New Zealand....they saw this place was for sale so headed 'HOME'
Tonight we have decided to eat in the rather old and beautiful dinning room.
We have visited the Huntly Castle, with enough building intact that you get a fairly good idea of how it was in the 1600C
So plenty of car scenery...today
We really enjoyed it.
Dornoch also boasts a wonderful long, pristine beach...I remember it fondly. Dad established the first dinghy sailing club there, but ran into stiff opposition when he wanted to hold activities on The Sabbath Day.
I recall that he triumphed in the end....!