Premier Inn Elgin
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... it has found a new life as a holiday destination. The streets were full of people and cars and the place was quite lively. A stop for lunch at an Italian restaurant (yum), then a walk along the shore drive brought us to the Fisherman's and Community Museum. This entirely homegrown museum is staffed by retirees; our host for the tour of the lower level (the fishing industry part) was a man who had spent 25 years as a crewman on a fishing ...
... s castle, which included a small museum and run down of its history, a cafe for lunch and overlooked the most beautiful view of Loch Ness and the surrounding hills. We were lucky the weather was so warm and perfect too. We found a nest of baby birds in the castle which were the cutest. After 2 hours hanging out at the castle we got on a cruise boat to take us back to Inverness. This lasted over an hour and was ...
... of a sighting but, like so many others, are unable to share it with the rest of the world.
The Highlands have really been cool. I mean literally cool. The daily high is about 55 to 57 degrees F. and there is rain virtually every day. The joke here is that summer happened last Tuesday but you had to be paying close attention because it didn't last all day. The locals laugh the scarcity of sunshine off, but everyone hurries to take advantage of ...
... but thankfully restoration work is now ongoing.
Given that this started over 100 years back, it is moving at a somewhat
pedestrian pace. Master of understatement am I.
Despite all of this history in Elgin the
piece of Elgin fabric I am seeking has a more current feel to it. In the whole
scheme of things, 111 years is beyond living memory status but still fairly
recent. That is how long the noble Elgin City FC has been chasing the ball in
... see previous blog entry for photo).
We returned to load the car and say our goodbyes to Hazel and Ronald (never easy to say goodbye - even on these short stays!).
We then headed to Elgin, where we would be staying with Uncle James (Granny's other brother) and Aunty Mary. We arrived after a short drive over to yet more welcoming arms. We chatted away for an hour before excusing ourselves so that we could head into town and have a coffee with Aunty Maureen's daughter Ann. ...