Monday, June 06, 2005
Before we went to Lewis, we spend the night at Carrour House Hotel in Aviemore. Robert and Carol Still gave a wonderfully warm welcome and the house is a beautifully decorated late Victorian dower house. The food was well prepared and more than ample. The Scottish breakfast included sausage, bacon, black pudding, as well as eggs, fried bread, mushroooms and tomatoes. We did not eat again until we arrived in Lewis that evening.
On the way to the ferry, we stopped at Culloden. A bloody stupid ground to fight on, chosen by a fool. It is no wonder the Jacobites lost to the Government forces. However, what happened afterward was enough to turn one's stomach.Did the government really need to burn men alive in a barn? Or bayonet innocent bystanders including a nine year old boy?
The crossing was a rough one. People were sick all around us, but luckily none of us were. We were very pleased to reach the house and find a warm welcome.