North East Scotland, here we come…
Having left Glasgow on Tuesday 14th Sept, we found ourselves heading north along the shores of Loch Lomond on a pleasant clear evening. As it happens, we had a plan in mind this time out, and it was to be in Brora late on Wednesday afternoon as we had arranged to visit friends who were at their caravan on the outskirts of the town.
En route, we stopped off at the Bridge of Orchy Hotel and popped in for a libation and dinner. Unfortunately, they could not accommodate our dinner request as they were fully booked; however, we could enjoy a local beer! Then, as luck would have it, the manager advised us that he could, after all, squeeze us in! Result, it pays to be pleasant, chatty and friendly! We then ordered Scallops and Cullen Skink to start, and Beer Battered Fish & Chips and slow-cooked Ox Cheek, for the main course, scrumptious!
The following day, we 'boosted' on up to Brora, stopping off for lunch at Laggan Locks at the start of the Caledonian Canal, before finally arriving at Dave and Sandra's caravan at about 18:00. The evening kicked off with a few beers, and we topped it off with a great curry from the local Indian/Pakistani takeaway: Sid's Spice. A few more 'quaffs' followed the meal, and we finally crawled into bed, exhausted at 4:00 in the morning!
The next day we had a lovely walk along Brora Beach, via the golf course, and in the afternoon, Dave and I went out onto Loch Brora in his inflatable canoe!
Where to next? Decisions, decisions....!