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... We ended off the night by watching the Masters 3rd round. There was a beer fest and band playing in the hotel bar, but we were so tired (and I had no clean clothes!), we couldn't drag ourselves off the beds! Today was a much better day! We started with breakfast in the hotel restaurant and then made out way to Castle Stuart Golf Course for our first round of the trip. The course was so quiet, we didn't see another group all ...
... were puddles of ice And frost crunching grass Sliding and slipping Walking tractor track paths We spent most our days By the fires just stoking Took turns in the tub For relaxing and soaking Our dinner did last us Roast gravy reheats The wood burning stove Was each meal's eats Karen Where's Wally'd And Ben read his book I pottered round In the wee Bothy nook Scattergories kept us ...
... mustard, pate and everything else. The morning the oatmeal porridge is served with nuts, honey and a dram of Monkey Shoulder Scotch Whisky!
The trees in the Highlands are just turning, making it a spectacular display of fall colours. With the background of old stone houses this is a very pretty time to be here.
Elgin is near the coast of the ...
... Burgh in the 12th century by King David I of Scotland.
Stop if you will and give thought to all that has happened in those 900 some
years. What is remarkable (but not unusual in these parts) is that much of the
old infrastructure remains in use. Thankfully this doesn't include plumbing
which has been upgraded over the years! Relying on the sanitary arrangements of
our distant forefathers is beyond thinking about given that they were all
dirty, smelly ...
We checked into Hay Lodge Bed & Breakfast in Nairn (lovely B&B), strolled past The Bandstand and The Toorie, walked about (and played on) Leisure Park, had dinner at the Aurora Hotel, drinks at The Classroom and Havelock House...lovely ...