Scotland 2017 - Day 19
Back on dry land. Inverness to Aberdeen via Keith
We spent a quiet night in the Caley marina. We were up early so that we could be clear of the boat before 0830 and onto the road east. We followed the A96 east with a diversion to the coastal harbour of Findhorn. From there to the market town of Keith, a family name although it appears doubtful that the ancestor Daniel Keith was born there or even born in Scotland. We drove out to Peterhead and then around the coast to the Bridge of Don, just north of Aberdeen. The weather was mostly overcast, grey and with showers.
Findhorn is a small harbour and rivermouth facing the North Sea. It would appear to have some value as a seaside resort in summer - certainly when we visited the grey day was only suitable for waking dogs. The beach area did display somebody's imagination with real estate...
Keith and the coast around Peterhead
.We stopped briefly in Keith as this has the name of a family ancestor. As it turns out, that ancestor, Daniel KEITH, was probably not even born in Scotland and worse, the town acquired its present name of Keith relatively recently. We stopped at a small cafe near the bus terminal for a coffee and scone - the scone with jam was light and tasty but the coffee was horrible. We continued on our road trip in the rain until we reached our hotel at the Bridge of Don, just north of Aberdeen.
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