We arrived at the Travelodge near the airport at 3:00. We have 2 nights booked here so it will be easy to catch a tram straight into Edinburgh for some last minute shopping tomorrow before heading back to London Heathrow on Wednesday.
We didn’t stay out long as David didn’t take his jacket. We got back to the room & thawed out as the heater was on. We went out again about 10:15 & met up with the local Historian who is another relative. We chatted to him for a while then walked down by the River Nairn. We walked for quite a while back up to the town centre & got back to the B&B at 12:45.
We went for a drive later to find the family church & graveyard. The mausoleum had collapsed & was under scaffolding to be repaired. From there we went for a drive to Fort George to have a look the headed back to Nairn.
For dinner we went to the Havelock Restaurant again. I had lasagne & David had crumbed Scampi.
We did strike a few sunny patches as we travelled down the inland road to Latheron where we rejoined the coastal route retracing our route from yesterday. We turned off after Inverness to make our way into Nairn, arriving just before noon. As no-one was home at the B&B we drove around a bit & found a tea house out of the rain.
|Nairn - The Links & Beach|
to the Bandstand Restaurant for dinner but couldn’t get a table so walked
around to the Havelock Restaurant. I had slow cooked pork belly, with chorizo
mash & blood pudding on creamed cabbage. David had Sea bass with sweet
potato mash. A very nice meal indeed.
|Old buildings left to ruin|
We continued on to Dunnet Bay where we could view the northerly most point of the British Isles and then on to Thurso where we stopped for the day about 2:30.
|View from our room|
|Glencoe in the Highlands|
What we saw was mostly hidden by trees. We missed seeing the Jacobite Express too. We did see the Glenfinnan Monument at the site of the final Jacobite rising.
|Glenfinnan Monument & Viaduct; Laggan Dam|
|Falkirk Wheel in action|
|Some of the wildlife|