Scotland 2015 #12

On a roll with this blogging. A long but delightful day’s driving – all the way from NE Aberdeenshire to the Ramada hotel at Glasgow airport. We fly home just after 2 tomorrow afternoon, so a good opportunity to get some o/n rest before the long trek home. 

We belatedly left a foggy Gardenstown around 7, having breakfast at Elgin (half way to Inverness) on the way.

underneath the arches at Cullen, Aberdeenshire coast

We started heading south through the central Scottish Highlands, heading deeper and deeper into the famed Cairngorms National Park. Nice morning tea stop at a The Tea Pot in Kingussie. The road south – apart from several stops for roadworks, was in really good nick. Made for pleasant driving indeed.

 

Walkers factory south of Elgin

 

just north of Cairngorms National Park

   

stunning – Cairngorms N.P.

   
   

  
Cairngorms National Park takes up a huge amount of the Scottish Highlands. Driving through it on a sun drenched day like today was truly delightful.

   

Stirling Castle

 

As we neared Glasgow, we passed Stirling Castle, before making it to the Ramada at Glasgow Airport around 3 pm, 8 hours after leaving Aberdeenshire. Checking in, I handed the trusty black Peugeot in at the Avis office. It had taken us west to Fionnphort on Mull, north by Lochness to Inverness and east to Gardenstown and Fraserburgh, west again to the war grave at Culloden, to British supermarkets like Tesco and ASDA, and then today through the Cairngorns to Glasgow. It served us well!
   
 
Better late then never, Dale manages to order for dinner the closest thing to her favourite seafood chowder – Cullen Skink (a chowder with haddock and potato), Cullen being a little seaside town which we drove through many times. Dale well and truly gave it the thumbs up!

 

Dale and her “Cullen Skink”

 
Cheers,

David

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