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... font-size: 17px; line-height: normal;">Day 43 Monday September 14 Pitlochry to Strathpeffer
We start the day driving to Blair Athol and a stop at the House of Bruar, a sort of Scottish Harrods. Most of our group then have a tour at the Dalwhinnie Distillery ...
Well after a great deal of looking around we finally found the famous pub in Dumnadrochit. We had to try a couple, but eventually we got it right. The give away was the cardboard take away cups. It turns out that there is no such beer called The Black Kelpie and never has been Lamby! I think the beer that you were drinking was called Black Kelp. This has not bee made for quite some time now, but it is the closest thing we could find to Black Kelpie. We had a good night at the ...
WIKIPEDIA Port Overview: Kirkwall is the biggest town and capital of the Orkney Islands, off the coast of northern mainland Scotland. The town is first mentioned in a saga in the year 1046 when it is recorded as the residence of Rögnvald Brusason the Earl of Orkney, who was killed by his uncle Thorfinn the Mighty. In 1486, King James III of Scotland elevated Kirkwall to the status of a royal burgh; modern road signs still indicate "The City and Royal Burgh of Kirkwall". ...
... stone Church of Scotland facing the town square with tulips galore. Just here for tonight and off to the ferry in Scrabster, about 2 miles away, tomorrow for an hour and a half trip to Orkney. Then we get to stay in one place for a week! ...
... only some heather and bracken here and there - quite different, but still so rich in colour, just golden yellows and greens rather than purples and pinks. Sadly, the first bit of the drive was in quite heavy rain, so we had to eat lunch in the car; such a pity, as we were overlooking a lovely little burn just begging to be explored.
Once back on the north coast, we did manage to go to a place we had missed on our first trip, namely the lighthouse at Strathy Point. ...