Royal Marine Hotel
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... Sporadically successful yet unheralded they too are part of the
foundation of the game in Scotland. The recent trip to Brazil for FIFA 2014,
bedecked with the Elgin City colours was the catalyst for this visit to their
stadium, Borough Briggs. Sending photographs of Elgin's presence in Brazil
sparked a friendship with the club that warranted a visit. I enjoy witnessing
human nature at it's’ best and the hospitality shown by the folks at Borough
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 ...