June 21st, 2018
17.3km | ascent 98m | descent 187m
Information panel about the River Spey’s shifting shingle
The historic icehouse at the Scottish Dolphin Centre at the mouth of the River Spey
I was elated that the cafe was open at the Scottish Dolphin Centre so I could get out of the cold wind, and I couldn’t resist a warm cheese scone and coffee. There had been dolphin sightings in the morning around 8am.
Shingle beach, Spey Bay
I heard and sometimes saw these fighter jets every other day on this trip to Scotland. This one flew over while I was at the Scottish Dolphin Centre.
These woods take you around the Spey Bay golf course
I can’t read clouds, but I’m sure these are indicative of the wild wind that was blowing!
The Seals of Portgordon – I did see them and I did take a photo, however they were off in the distance and I was only carrying a wide angle lens so they look like ants!
The end (or beginning) of the Speyside Way in Buckie. If you like walking/cycling and you like whisky (and you book your whisky tours in advance) then I can highly recommend this trail, or even for someone looking for an easy multi-day hike. I had booked a train ticket for the next day from Inverness back to London so I didn’t stay in Buckie long. I took a bus from Buckie to Elgin, visited Elgin Cathedral, then took the train to Inverness and stayed in a new, modern hostel by the station called Black Isle Hostel.
Speyside Way day 4, Fochabers to Buckie