Travelled: 71 kilometres from Nairn to Grantown-on-Spey, both in Scotland.
Visited: Fort George, free on our membership. Cairngorms National Park.
Stayed: Wildcamping on the Spey, less than a mile from Grantown. Free, toilet in town.
After a quiet evening on the marina in Nairn, we wake to a cool and misty morning. The tide is out again, at least 3-400 metres. Some early risers are out with their dogs, enjoying a walk and a wet smelly dog afterwards. I go for a little re-con mission and find the toilets are now un-locked. Spotting the harbour master is in his office, I go over for a chat and he tells me I can re-fill with water. I love Nairn already.
To celebrate we go for a walk up town and check out the main street shops, pick up some bread rolls for lunch and some pasties (maybe for dinner tonight) from a very nice bakery on our way back.
We service the Hymer as we exit the marina and return to the A96 for a short distance before again turning for Fort George…
So we start the drive south into the Cairngorm National Park. We toured through here several years ago, our only plan being to meet up with Ian and Jo at Grantown-on-Spey. The Cairngorms vary from a harsh mountain to scenic glens.