Royal Marine Hotel
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... my birth, which I find surprising.
Modesty prevents me from adding that factoid to Wikipedia, because as you all
know I'm a fairly modest individual.
Elgin, straddling the River Lossie, serves
as the local main centre of the Moray region. Nowadays its 23,000+ locals are
gainfully employed in a variety of industry sectors with the largest employer
being the RAF base at Lossiemouth. Elgin has a long and storied history having
been created ...
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 ...
... circular lines. They may date back 3-4000 years to the Bronze age but again, it's not certain.
A few miles further, just off the eastern coast road, we take a walk up another hill to visit the Cairn of Get. This entails an energetic walk over heathland and boardwalk over a bog then finally up to the cairn. This cairn has been dug out but not restored so we are able to easily enter it as there is no roof. Much smaller than the Grey Cairns but ...
... was the first village I had encountered on my walk with the -ster suffix, Old Norse for farm, providing some endearing place names ahead - Occumster, Ulbster and Thrumster.
I pressed on past Clyth as far as Whaligoe. Conscious that a bus should arrive soon I selected a straightish bit of road and awaited its arrival ready to flag it down. Soon I was in Wick and a B&B for the night.
Distance covered 15.3 miles
The forecast today was for heavy rain but we woke to cloudy skies, little wind and no rain!! Yippee! With lunch sorted we set off fairly earl towards Kirkton, a farm with a small lane that crossed the railway line and led down to Loch Fleet National Nature Reserve. Looking at the map I could walk down the lane and through Balblair Wood to link up with the Littleferry Road and walk along a lane into Golspie rather than along the A9. I am so glad I chose this route as I was rewarded ...