Royal Marine Hotel
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... park. The family hosting us was friendly and open, and our room with ensuite was large, with a bay window overlooking the park. Dinner on this, my 73rd birthday, was at Cardamom Spice, an Indian restaurant at which we were well fed, and at a price that was half of our so-so Indian meal the evening before in Alford. Walking back to the hosts' home we encountered them eating supper in the garden. Not long after we were sitting in their ...
... a sandwich & got back on the train. One of the sights along the way on the train is "Neptune's Staircase, a series of 8 locks along the Caledonia Canal, but it was hard to get a decent picture from the train so we decided to back on our way out of town the next day to get photos ...
... inform us that pottery, skeletons, burnt bone and flint tools have been recovered from the site.
Next stop, Lybster Harbour and the Waterlines Heritage Centre. Lybster was once the third largest port during the herring boom. We take a look around the museum with its little smoke house and treat ourselves to a large piece of homemade cake which is too tempting to resist in their cafe. :-) On our way back through the town we stop to get haircuts - someone ...
... a chance for someone in these straightened times, washing buses perhaps. There also seemed to be definite limerick possibilities - Latheronwheel, Catherine wheel. All suggestions gratefully received.
Jeremy Fenton rose to the challenge as follows:-
There was an inventor from Latheronwheel,
whose ambitions were thought to be Rather unreal.
He built his own windmill;
it worked very well, till
... I had finished my cuppa it was too late to go into the museum and I wondered whether they had a traditional Caithness Chair. We had seen a variety in Wick Heritage Museum, their uniqueness coming from the additional bar at the front of the chair which had been used to hang clothing on in front of the fire, quite clever really and very practical. We headed for home stopping at Argos to get a refund on the camera case that Stewart had bought in Inverness as it had ...