Inverness & The Cromarty Firth
Leaving St Andrews, the first place of note on our route North was Dundee.. It was a drab and dreary day, so i don’t think this helped with our opinion of this particular Scottish City..
However they did have something that we needed ! a B & Q store provided us with an opportunity to purchase some bits and bobs for our tool box.. Afterwards we headed North again towards Inverness..
After scouting around Inverness for a while looking for somewhere to park up, we received a tip off from My Neighbour Gary Hedworth about a site up at Rosemarkie which was up on the Moray Firth, so we headed up the coastline.
We pulled into the car park just down from the site, and marvelled at the views back down towards the road bridge at Inverness.., After a chat and a cuppa with a few other “Freedom Campers” we decided to set up camp there for the night..
It was then we noticed a group of people congregated at the waters edge.. Being the curious types we are we picked up the trusty Nikon and went to investigate..
It was moments like this that make this adventure of ours even more special..
There were 2 Dolphins swimming less than 20 metres away from us.. They were swimming against the fast flowing tide and every 60 seconds or so they would leap out of the water with a Salmon in their mouths, then dive back underwater to enjoy the feast of Scotlands finest..
A marvellous site to witness wildlife in their natural environment.. Again my thoughts turned to my Nature loving Mama, who once again seemed to be with us as we continued our journey 🙂
The following day we set off around The Cromarty Firth and The spectacular Eastern coastline towards to John O Groats…