Sunday, 26 June 2011
The 2011 Challenge, day 7: Newtonmore to Kingussie (2)
I strolled from Newtonmore to Kingussie along the cycleway, stopping for a chat with an elderly couple just as I headed out of town. As we talked, Nicole came by. She had a full day's walking ahead of her and so pressed on after a brief chat. But I had all the time in the world.
Arriving in Kingussie an hour or so later I found the laundry, who were happy to do a service wash for me at a very reasonable price. I then took a wander round town before looking for some lunch.
Down by the station there is this really impressive fountain. The picture shows the inscription slab, which really got me to wondering ... how exactly does a chap from Kingussie called MacKenzie end up as Count of Serra Largo?
Having wondered this, I went in search of lunch and wound up at the Tipsy Laird. What I really wanted was a steak. A nice, big, succulent, juicy, very rare steak. Alas! Although the Tipsy Laird do steaks, they only have them on the supper menu, not the lunch menu.
No worries. My guest house didn't offer evening meals, so I reckoned I'd be back for supper as well.