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... is the capital of the highlands on the bank of the river Ness. We arrive and immediately see a ton of restaurants and bars. We are excited! We first check into our hotel/guesthouse. It is so freaking nice! It's clean and the wifi is super fast! And we get breakfast in the morning which is a huge bonus! Plus it's right in the center and walking distance to everything. After getting settled we head out into town. Right down the street is Inverness ...
... losing his job when the boat's owner could no longer compete with the larger vessels being introduced. A combination of overfishing and rising sea temps caused a collapse of the cod populations and economic ruin for the fishing industry in Lossiemouth. It was a tough life and often short, as witnessed by the small chapel with the names and ages of local men lost at sea. Leaving Lossiemouth we drove a few miles along the coast to Burghead, ...
... we went to a small restaurant/hotel to get dinner and watch a soccer game with a group of scottsmen who made a bet on the game. We then we're entertained by the same men debating endlessly about where they were betting on the end of the 90 minute period or the end of overtime (you can probably guess that they were debating whatever benefited themselves). On one tour our guide addressed the fact ...
... our B&B for the night was literally across the road.
We ventured into Carrbridge for dinner and had a great 3 course dinner at the Cairn Hotel. I had the best Cream Brûlée ever.
After dinner, because it is still so light (not getting dark till nearly 10 o'clock) we were able to go and photograph the historical bridge over the river Carr. Carrbridge got its name from this bridge which was commissioned to be built by Clan Chief Brigadier-General Sir ...
... a former laird. It sounds like the name of a small town somewhere in the US mid-west like Nebraska or Kansas. I even googled it to check. But no, this Jemimaville is the only one. A minor road took me closer to the coast at Newhall Point before rejoining the busier road at another tiny hamlet, Balblair. From there it was a seven mile haul along to the Cromarty Bridge.
This was my fourth ...
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