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... br> Did you know the original gaelic word for whisky is usige ? (Try saying it out loud)
At the end of the tour we had a wee dram of the 12 year old Tomatin. It wasn't bad, but not a patch on the Glenlivet or Glenfiddich.
From the distillery we headed to the Loch for the cruise. To get there we passed through the outskirts of Inverness. And past the turn off for Cawdor castle. (we will get there after all this band stuff is over).
There was ...
We decided we couldn't wear the same clothes any longer, and found a launderette in Aviemore, where we put everything through the washer and dryer. What a treat! While that was happening we found a wonderful cafe, where it turned out the chef was from Temuka! Her selection of home-made baking treats was a sight to behold, and it is no wonder they have been nominated in the 'Scotland's Best Baker' ...
... it became apparent that we were not going to get much sleep in the carpark! So after dinner we decided to take a chance and find somewhere else to kip down... there was another Britstop about 15mins down the road, so we hightailed it out of there and just on dark we found the carpark of the Speyside Centre - a fantastic spot well off the road in amongst a whole lot of trees. We had a much quieter night there, thank ...
... incredible view of it and a Cathedral and other Churches, bridges and lovely old stone buildings in view out the window.
A glorious day and no rain.
I am adding a few facts here that you might find interesting.
The Jacobite steam train ride is 84 miles round trip from Ft. William to Mallaig. It starts at Ben Nevis which is the tallest mountain in Britain.
... the other. This led into a large room where a video reenactment of the battle was projected onto all four walls so that visitors could experience it taking place all around them. The last room had an impressive collection of Jacobite era artifacts and a live role player describing what it was like to be part of the Royal Army at the time. Last but certainly not least, the GPS-triggered audio tour led us across the battlefield ...