The Highland Haven Hotel
Travel Blogs from Macduff
... with the greatest malts. This first rate quality was on full display as we tasted across their whole range, including some distillery only editions. They say familiarity breeds contempt but, however many times we sampled expressions like the 18yr, it could never get old.
Which brings me to the 18yr itself. Perhaps it's the seemless marriage of 1st fill bourbon casks and sherry butts that make the dram so balanced between dark ...
... A soaring symphony of arches, towers and windows, fretted against the sky". The sectarian hatred resulting from the Reformation was extreme. The Cathedral was abandoned and the beautiful carved wooden altar was chopped up for firewood. The coastal towns, Buckie to Portknockie are very picturesque. We have a seafood meal at the fishing village of Whitehills and spend our last night ...
... couple who lived many years in New Zealand....they saw this place was for sale so headed 'HOME'
Tonight we have decided to eat in the rather old and beautiful dinning room.
We have visited the Huntly Castle, with enough building intact that you get a fairly good idea of how it was in the 1600C
So plenty of car scenery...today
We really enjoyed it.
... the centuries. We really enjoyed looking around, seeing the dungeons, kitchen with monster fireplace, and the oldest toilet in Scotland which dates from the 14th century.
There's also graffiti from about the same time that was apparently carved into the walls near the dungeons by the servants or guards.
This arvo we went for a drive to some fishing villages on the north coast. The most interesting one was ...
... decided he was going to do a 3 hour mountain bike ride at Pitfichie Forest. I did a long walk then headed of to a tearoom in the next village to have some lunch and a coffee and read my book in the sunshine. We both slept very soundly that night.
On Saturday morning we headed to Nairn for the Highland games, more about that next time.
" Until next time think gentle thoughts that make you smile on the inside. "