Wednesday, 12 August 2009

Arrival in Inverness

Tuesday 4th August

After arriving in Inverness (on time!) at just after 2000hrs we walked the short distance to the very friendly Braehead B&B, handily placed near to Inverness Castle. We got our keys, dumped the bags, had a shower and took advantage of the late evening sunshine to have a walk and find something to eat.

We opted for the Castle Tavern, a proper pub offering real ales, whiskies and an interesting food menu. Despite the more interesting dishes on the menu we plumped for two pub classics, Cumberland Sausage and mash for Elaine and Scampi and chips for me!

We really enjoyed our hearty meals after such a long day of travelling and chose to sample a couple of whiskies before heading off to bed, well 'when in Rome' etc......

We tried Lagavulin, Clynelish and Cardhu before settling the bill and heading off up the hill for the short walk to the Braehead B&B.

We had already met our landlady Moira when we arrived and as we arrived 'home' we met Willie, her husband. He turned out to be a real character! He insisted that we join him for a 'wee dram' in the family lounge before retiring to our bed. We were made to feel like part of the family and chatted for ages whilst Willie kept topping up our glasses with Glenmorangie! Elaine and Moira both went to bed at a sensible hour. Willie and I needed a gentle reminder that we should go to bed once the clock chimed 0300hrs and Moira came down to remind us! We had finished one bottle and had started on a new one! To say that we were a little unsteady on our feet would be an understatement, what hospitality!


Nadia said...

Elaine is the only person I know who could make Loch Ness memorabilia look sexy :-)

Elaine said...

Ek love jou NADS! mwah*e