Saturday, 2 June 2012
The 2012 Challenge, Day 8: Down Glen Errochty (1)
I hurried out and took a photo of the hotel, and then I went to see how my clothes and tent were doing. Somebody had turned the electric heaters off - presumably because they couldn't leave them on and unattended all night - and most of my gear was still a bit damp. So I turned the heaters back on and went to breakfast. And what a lovely breakfast it was! Smoked haddock and poached egg. Lovely!
By the time I had packed everything that wasn't in the drying room, the electric heaters had done their bit. I went down and gathered all my gear, which was finally dry, and turned the heaters off. Then I finished packing and went to pay my bill. This was supposed to be the Austerity Challenge - which was why I hadn't booked all that many hotel rooms for myself. I always knew that a night at the Dunalastair was going to make a bit of a hole in my budget, and by the time I'd had a room and dinner and wine with dinner and a Springbank before dinner and an Isle of Arran after dinner ... well, it all added up to about £165, which I was more than happy to pay because I'd NEEDED a little pampering. And the Dunalastair was JUST the place to provide it.