Tuesday, 26 September 2017

Six days in Scotland in September - Part Two




From Pitlochry we began to make our way towards the Highlands through the Cairngorms to our next overnight stop at Insh Hall, Kincraig.
 This was a delightful location in the heart of the countryside at the edge of a Lock Insh with its own beach.  Guests staying two nights or more are entitled to free hire of water sports and ski equipment from 4-6pm.



On the complex there are also chalets, an outdoor centre with every water sport imaginable plus a dry ski slope.  The delicious breakfast is served in the Boathouse Restaurant which directly overlooks the loch.  The guests were from all over the world and a variety of ages.  We even one brave woman having a swim. 

The restaurant also serves dinner but we ate at The Tipsy Laird in nearby Kingussie.
The next day, we continued driving through the dramatic landscape of the Cairngorms, stopping at Aviemore before making our way to the hustle and bustle of Inverness.
 Inverness Castlle

It was then on to the coastal resort of Nairn with its white sands. 



Sadly the sunny showers gave way to a steady drizzle so we moved on to Lossiemouth, where our next overnight stop was scheduled.

 View of coast and golf club from hotel room

The boat monument below is in memory of the men who drowned in three fishing boats, virtually wiping out the male population of the then small village of Lossiemouth.


 War defences in the North Sea
 
 The skerries (rocky islands) is home to diverse wildlife







3 comments:

  1. Your trip sounds good, and I like your choice of photos very much. I have just returned from two weeks away last Saturday and am still catching up with blogs on my reading list.

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  2. Lovely pictures. You're making me want to go back up.

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