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  1. andy63

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    Just back from a a few days travelling from south Queensferry to Inverness via the coast.. One or two pictures.
    Weather wasn't too bad ,bit windy on couple days and cold nights...
    The forth road bridges from the stop over at Port Edgar
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    The old cathedral at St Andrews
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    A crisp night by gurdon harbour.
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    And the cruden bay stop over... an honesty box for a donation towards the harbour up keep... Toilets weren't
    open but water and waste facilities provide. .
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    The lighthouse at Boddam
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    The little fishing village of Pennan...very steep and narrow road...but not a long walk if you do have a large Mh.
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    A stop at Portsoy and a first taste of Cullen skink for me in a harbour cafe...
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    Another beautiful little spot.. Findochty..
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    Fort George..
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    Culloden with the monument to the highlanders whose grave mounds are clearly marked.
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    And finally homeward down the A9 which was quite picturesque in places...
    But it appears my upload limit is reached so no photo of that lol.
    Ta andy
     
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  2. Granjan

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    Lovely photos Andy, thanks for posting. Reminds me of what I am missing(y) love the Cullen skink had a good one last week in Melrose. I usually bring some Stornaway Black Pudding back if I go north of the border. It freezes well.
     
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    The thought of a steaming bowl of Cullen Skink is making my mouth water.
    We're planning to visit Scotland in May - looking forward to all the great food treats. Haggis is my favourite !
     
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    I dont mind haggis either .... Nice stuffed in pocket in a chicken breast with the black pudding then wrapped in smoked bacon or Parma Ham. Personally don't really get the white pudding though!
     
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    We had haggis this week - served with mashed potato and mashed carrots - yummy !
     
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    And neither of you thought to give us a shout for a free stop over!

    South Queensferry is lovely, we have gone out into the Firth of Forth in kayaks from Port Edgar.
     
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    We visit Findochty most years, family in Buckie along the road. Quaint campsite there tucked in behind the pub.
     
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    Lovely photos thank you for posting , we are up in Melrose in the summer and have been to several of those places in previous trips.a lovely country.
     
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    Great pictures. If you didn't know what was going on the first one could be a still from a remake of the War of the Worlds!
     
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    Well I haven't forgotten
    Have you firmed up on your plans for mid May to end of May
    We will pop by if you're going to be home
     
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    Ha Ha @Puddleduck I will look you up sometime, always in your neck of the woods! Will meet you for a cuppa one day don't think I will bring my blow up kayak though! Bit cold for me!
     
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    Lovely photos Andy ...looks like you had a nice break :)
     
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    @Robert Clark

    Will send you a message with our dates.

    @Granjan bring the kayak! We have a friend with a pond and could go and kayak with the geese :) The pond does have an island.
     
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    Spent many happy hours in the Ferry Tap in Sth Queensferry,friends live just up the steps in Hamiltons Close :)
     
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    Sounds fun! Will PM you when the weather improves a bit.
     
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    Brilliant Andy, wet my appetite for my forthcoming trip, thanks.

    Griff
     
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    Anyone with a smaller van (7.5m probably max length to get through disputed gate) would be welcome at Puddleduck pond. We are not far off the A697 near Greenlaw :)

    The tale of the gate continues (sort of) but I'll start a new thread.
     
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    Well it appears that a few of you have had the Cullen skink ...It was my first time but did have some fish chowder which a fellow traveller was kind enough to share at St Andrews. . Both dishes were lovely...
    I'll add the photo of the A9 road home... and no comments about the filthy windscreen :LOL:
    And another beautiful stop over is Elie.. no shot of that..but a picture of the unusual toilets in the ship Inn in the village ...The ladies was just as novel ... don't ask lol...

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    The gents mentioned above...
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    Elie is lovely. Did you find any rubies on the beach?
     
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    Where does the tap go when you sit on em :rolleyes:
     
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