After night we decided not to have breakfast until we had passed through Inverness thus missing the rush hour. Arriving at Fort George for breakfast in the car park in time to watch troops leaving for their morning exercise.
Fort George, a large fort complex built-in the wake of the 1745/46 Jacobite rising by George 11. Within a sophisticated defence there are barracks for 2000 men. However by the time of Fort Georges completion the highlands were peaceful. today the fort remains a military base.
Next on towards Lossiemouth our planned next night. Passing a memorial to 19 operational Training Unit the base moved from this site in 1941 to become nearby RAF Kinloss. Part of the memorial is a model of a Whitworth Whitley bomber. 19 OTU lost over 100 aircraft in training accidents during war time training.
The old harbours at Findhorn and Burghead were interesting an echoed back to their fishing history.
Camped up in the sun at Lossiemouth under the modern RAF’s flight path, with fine views of Lossiemouth Lighthouse.