Just for a couple of days before everyone is released in Scotland on 15 July we have got away for a couple of nights. The first of our hopefully many wee journeys around Scotland.
We have travelled up through the Cairngorm National Part to Moray, about 90 miles north of us, for a night in Grantown-on-Spey. A pleasant day, nice for travelling and quiet roads. Spectacular scenery, winding rivers, wonderful roads and still snow on the top of Cairngorm. We had time to go a little further to the seaside for Fred to have a run on the beach and a dip in the sea at Nairn.
Curious event of the day occurred on a single track road across the moors near Tomintoul. I pulled into a passing place for an oncoming car – it was our neighbours!!
Grantown-on-Spey is a very well to do place and the camp site is very smart. Plenty of gift shops to nosy round. We can’t really speak for the food shops, bars and cafes in the current climate.
Next morning we went back to the coast and a drive to Elgin and Kieth. We were in awe of the agriculture and the extent of the cereal crops. For lunch in Kieth we stopped in the car park of the China’s visitor centre. The visitor centre is just a front for a huge whisky brand.
That afternoon a trip to Cullen, yup the place of Cullen Skink, and another fab beach. My cousin lives a few miles from the beach so we all had a great evening and for us a night in the van.
And the drive come the next morning along the north Moray and Aberdeenshire coast before a quick bash to nome for dinner.