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... off the land, then there are the long cold winters. The Scottish soldier is celebrated at the museum, and at the Commando Memorial at Spean Bridge outside Fort William; we were very moved by tributes to contemporary Scottish soldiers killed in Iraq and Afghanistan recently. Nigel drove capably as usual, North to Inverness, but the excitement of yesterday's train journey caught up with me ...
Awake, breakfast & our last day in Scotland. As it was Sunday a church service was in order at St Mary's in Inverness adjacent to the River Ness- a prime position. Weather was windy but would you believe there was sunny spells which was like that for most of the day. Picking up cousin Helen we were off to Woollen mills that had a wonderful display of weaving of kilts & anything Scottish. After a good look around & some shopping was time for lunch in their ...
... 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 major estuary. Of the four it was the least pleasant to walk across with only a narrow footpath and no barrier between me and the surging A9 traffic. A brisk wind didn't help. It wasn't a place to stop for photographs. I didn't know it at the time but the north end of the bridge notched up the 500 miles.
My hope was to cross the bridge and catch a bus back to Inverness which in turn would ...
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