The last week of June saw the Aberdeen & Grampian chapter of the GBG completed in the picturesque setting of Findhorn Bay on the Moray Firth, from where you can see all my 22 remaining Guide pubs.
Threatening clowds, mud and sand, weatherbeaten pubs, pashminas and campervans; a lovely place.
Best seen from the Google Maps drone;
The Kimberley looks the part of the crumpled old seaport boozer,
and the locals sitting at the bar seem authentic enough, but instead of old pictures on the wall it’s all menu special blackboards listing sundried tomato risotto and vegan sticky toffee pudding.
No tables at all, so I take my “Island Life” (NBSS 3+) out to the shore to enjoy the view.
Resisting the temptation to jump in that little boat and make the trip upstream to Rousay, I settled into my OYO motel for a bottle of Wooha (R.I.P.) and a bag of Pipers.