Sunday, August 25, 2019

Scottish Adventure 2. Edinburgh to Speyside

At Waverley station in Edinburgh, we picked up the car we have hired and will drive until just before we come home. The car is a Vauxhall Crossland X (the maker’s plate inside says Opel – badge engineering - a spacious and comfortable mini MPV. Good to drive if a little underpowered, but it does have satnav
We drove to Perth, where we did some shopping – Lynne loves Lidl  supermarkets
and then took the slow, scenic route through the Cairngorms
passing Braemar Castle, the gatehouse for Balmoral
and enjoying the scenery
and stopping occasionally to take photographs
of interesting places, 
and this ancient stone bridge which is not suited to heavy vehicles and only wide enough for one
and arrived in the evening at our home for the next four days, the East Bank Hotel
at Rothes in Speyside
very comfortable, if unsophisticated, in an old country style
Our room is on the first floor of the stone building, the two windows nearest the white building
Breakfasts at the hotel
are very filling, cereals, toast, good coffee, a selection of teas and juice
Fried or scrambled egg, haggis, blood pudding, bacon and baked beans
These photos were taken on the second day when we asked for smaller quantities,
no baked beans, no blood pudding for Lynne
and no mushrooms for John

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