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The day dawned sunny and promised to be warm, a promise made good in spades, with the afternoon temps reaching sweltering highs (80F). We left Alford, driving north and west on a one-lane B road, a gorgeous, mostly untraveled road with beautiful views. We made our way north to Lossiemouth, a former fishing village on the Moray Firth, which empties into the north sea. The demise of the fishing industry could have spelled the end of the ...
... We stopped at Cawdor Castle. Made a wrong turn coming out and, well . . . let's just say we saw a lot of the lovely countryside, sheep & cows!
Dufftown, Home of the Whisky Trail. Unfortunately, we couldn't arrange a tour (Speyside Tours can't get enough people to run the Diillery Walking Tour). After lunch, we did a short walk and ...
... and the train as it went through. Went for another great meal at night, this time at the Lime Tree. This morning, we packed up after breakfast & headed over to Neptune's Staircase for some photo ops. After the train went through, we headed north along Loch Lochy to Fort ...
... today. A beach town! It's a grey, drizzly day . . .not great for the beach . . .so we're taking our time and stopping along the way.
First stop, Fort Augustus. We wandered the second leg of the Caledonian Canal watching boats go through. . Then wandered along Loch Ness looking for Nessie . . . unfortunately, ...
... held sway here for better than 500
years after returning from the crusades until modernization was started in the
late 1700s. I thought it just seemed like yesterday also when I read that
onwards we plough towards Elgin and my reunion with the city of my birth. Truth
is much of what I have learned and enjoy of Elgin was acquired in adulthood as
I was carted out of there as a two year old. Regardless it is a lovely highland
city but nothing in ...