|Sunshine on the beach at Nairn - rain to the west, as usual|
I bet you didn't know that Scotland has a 'Riviera'! Well in fact it has two seaside areas which lay claim to unusual amounts of sunshine (for Scotland), thus the riviera tag. One is in Galloway in the southwest of the country, and is the other around the little town of Nairn the northeast.
Last weekend, after a quick trip over to our cottage in the northwest (hope you've got your compass handy today folks!), Gail was all smiles. Something about 'no burst pipes'. But Torridon was all horizontal rain, so we headed back east on Sunday morning in search of better walking weather.
Which of course took us to Nairn. What a smashing place! You can romp on the beach, and if you get tired of that, there's a fine wood to explore too.
Nairn has a famous resident, Oscar winning film actress Tilda Swinton. Gail was disappointed we didn't see her. I wasn't really bothered either way until I learned that this Tilda once ran a film festival in the town, at which entry was free if you brought along a tray of cakes, the audience sat on bean bags or deck chairs, and...
... LOOK AT THIS.... They even allowed dogs in!