Ater visiting Wick recently, Hub and I travelled south to the town of Tain which we used as a base for the last part of our trip.  For Hub this was, at last, a break from work, giving him a couple of days for a well-earned rest.

One particular treat for him was a trip to the nearby whisky distillery of Glenmorangie, which nestles in a very beautiful coastal setting.  We had a very interesting tour of the works, with a tasting at the end.  Well, it would have been rude not to buy anything after that….

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We were probably a bit unlucky when exploring the coastal paths around Tain itself, both in terms of the weather and because the tide was miles out!  But here is a shot to give you an idea of the view, complete with an obliging Hub:

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Nearby is the beautiful village of Portmahomack.  This time, we were lucky with both weather and tide.  We were able to sit in the sunshine enjoying this wonderfully peaceful and picturesque area:

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It was a gorgeous, restorative morning and we were so pleased to be able to experience in all its glory the beauty of the Dornoch Firth, which is designated as a National Scenic Area.

Tomorrow’s post is the last in my ‘Scottish Journey’ series, and takes you to the northern headland of the glorious Tarbat peninsular. 🙂

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