Day 6 Cullen to Portgordon
One of the the nice things about these perambulations which we undertake is the chats over breakfast which we enjoy with fellow guests. Most people seem to like a bit of a chat but are a little reluctant to get the ball rolling. The conversations are always amusing and informative.
After breakfast at the delightful Royal Oak I set off out from our room pack on back and ready for the off giving a cheery farewell to our host and other guests. I felt that something was missing and realised that I had left my poles in the bedroom. The usual banter greeted my embarrassed return as I had also left my sandals and Janet in the bedroom.
The path begins by climbing up some stairs to the wonderful Cullen viaduct, of which I have no photo so you must visit Cullen in order to enjoy its majesty. We have driven under this magnificent structure many times on our way to visit one of Janet’s school friends but I never imagined that we would stroll over it
The path has suffered a little erosion in parts. Nothing which would intimidate the average stroller or cyclist but the powers that be had attempted to protect the foolhardy by erecting a barrier. The local strollers had cast aside these warnings and we were free to continue.
Those of you who have enjoyed AirBnB will know that one can’t arrive before a certain time. We arrived rather earlier than that and found the excellent Lennox Inn in Portgordon to be open.
The congenial customers and landlady gave us handy hints about walking towards Lossiemouth as well as loads of other amusing stuff. The beer went down very well too. A good end to a very easy day of walking.
From the point of view of ease of walking today has certainly been the easiest so far. Tomorrow will be much longer and may involve a river. An exciting prospect.