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We are staying in Dufftown, Banffshire. The town is between Mortlach and Craighellachie.
There is certainly a Canadian connection. Sir Mount Stephen was born here. He was one of the Scots who funded the CPR giving names to towns across Canada. They were either homesick Scots or didin't have any imagination! ....Interesting facts, Mortlach here is twinned ...
... on this fine North Eastern tour
was the fishing port of Lossiemouth. It’s a marvelous little village built on
the fishing grounds that used to provide its income. It has seen its share of
tragedy as has most fishing villages. Most notable is the Stotfield disaster on
Christmas Day 1806. The upshot of this was that the village of Stotfield west
of Lossiemouth was left with 17 widows, 47 orphaned children and 2 old men. It
never recovered. Of note in ...
... And managed to leave his chipper and putter on a tee......
PT and IM had to punch their buggy for a few holes and were eventually rescued by the green keeper who lent him his buggy for the last few holes....
lasting memory of Fraserburgh, was landing on the 6th green from the fifth tee. Actually a whacking 240 yd
sunburn!! In September!!! Yep that's me, must be the fair ...
Later start today, altho up early after a longish sleep.
The party were in better mood today as no rain and very little wind whilst tackling Hopeman Golf Course. Some very interesting holes including the signature 12th which was a par three playing from the top of the dunes to the shoreside.
Out with AC and PK and we played pretty inconsistent stuff. Scored better than yesterday and lost less ...
Marg and Jim Easton live, for the present, in Fraserburgh, Scotland. They returned to their home country two years ago after spending 43 years in Australia, mostly spent at Kuttabul. I had visited the area about 35 years ago when both Jim's and Margaret’s parents were still alive.
We had already rehearsed our invitation for them to stay at our house should they like to take a holiday in Australia to visit their son, Andy. ...