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The hostel was really quiet, so we both slept in, and consequently had a late and lazy start. A lovely hostel here at Inverness, all the facilities, and a really nice feel.
Headed out south east, then east to Grantown-on-Spey, a little town perfect for a morning tea stop. We were in good company - a signed menu from Billy Connolly was …
In Aberdeen, we stayed at a hotel called the Waterwheel Inn. Not the best of places and definitely in need of some renovation, but it was comfortable and just far enough outside of town to avoid traffic and noise. The restaurant at this place was interesting. It had an Aussie theme to it, for no apparent reason. (The hotel and restaurant are built …
... Pictures don't do it justice. I was incredibly picturesque, sitting on this large hill of rocks right on the water. As I hiked up to the castle I kept thinking about how the people that lived there must have been incredibly fit! The buildings that survived are from around the 15th and 16th century but it's believed that the site was inhabited in the Early Middle Ages. This castle is best known as the place where the Scottish crown jewels were hidden from Oliver Cromwell's army in ...
... I got back home, and did a half an hour workout, an hour of hooping (not sure where I got my energy from to be fair).
And when I took my socks off, both pairs...I discovered that I had worn a nice bit of skin off the back of my leg.
Don't think I will be a pro anytime soon...need to wait until I can not wear a bandaid everyday.
But next week I might get back into my Olympic training schedule. Once my knees aren't black and swollen.
Today was a day I had looked to for a very long time!
I was going ice-skating with Katie, Jean and her family.
I met Katie at her place just before lunch and we hung out a bit before meeting Jean and going down to the ice rink.
It was so nice to meet her family! New friends and they share the same sense of humour than Jean and I have.