Findhorn


We've been away for a week in Findhorn (pronounced fin-d-horn) on the Moray coast. It's one of those magical places with the sea on two sides. The weather was some of the best we've seen with temperatures hitting 29C (84F), which is very hot for Scotland. The good weather also meant long light nights with only about 4 hours of darkness. The downside being the seagulls and chicks nesting on the roof beside us spend 20 hours of the day awake, squawking loudly at each other and any other bird who approached.

The cottage was built in 1889 and it had a lovely old fashioned garden filled with roses, poppies and anemones. There were some lovely little touches in the cottage and there was some great original art on the wall. We were also right beside the Findhorn Bakery, so we usually had freshly baked rolls and scones for breakfast. 

It was so hot it was difficult to spend whole days out in the sun, so trips were usually kept to the mornings or late afternoons. One of the most interesting places we went was Fort George, a purpose built garrison constructed after the Jacobite rebellion in 1745. It's an amazing structure in an amazing setting.

The sun was less intense in the evening so most nights we'd take a walk along the beach and round the bay to see if we could see the dolphins. It was also nice to go for an early evening drink at The Kimberly Inn and just sit and watch the boats coming into the bay.
   
There's still more to do and see up there so I think we'll be back.