Thursday 3rd June 2021

A scooter run to Cullen (187 miles).

After the awful weather we had in May, June is turning out much better. I took a wee run to Cullen following the coast and then returned inland.

I went down to Alness to get petrol at Morrisons and food for the day at LIDL. I then followed the A9 to Inverness and then the A96 out to Nairn.

At Nairn I turned off to Kingsteps and took the back road to Brodie. This is at Brodie.

At Forres I headed out by Burghead, Hopeman and Lossiemouth.

You have to head back towards Elgin as there is no crossing the Spey near Lossiemouth. It is best to avoid Elgin so I headed to Mosstodloch. Elgin takes an age to get through having to go through roundabout after roundabout. I stopped for lunch between Mosstodloch and Portgordon. The whins are amazing.

I moved on to Portgordon, Buckie, Portknockie and Cullen.

Buckie harbour


Cullen was the furthest point reached.

Then I headed inland to Keith. Here I picked up petrol at Tesco. The day was really warm.

We have some place names in the north of Scotland

From Keith I went on to Craigellachie which is a lovely place. I was so hot I had to remove my fleece and just have a T-shirt under my leather jacket.

I headed then to Archiestown. Looking to Ben Rinnes from between Craigellachie and Archiestown


I stopped in Forres and had something to eat at the park at the West end of town.

As I cam back West the day got cloudier and cooler. I stopped beyond Nairn to put my fleece back on. Looking north from beyond Nairn

I went by Ardersier to Inverness.

I went over the Black Isle by Munlochy and Culbokie. Looking to Ben Wyvis from the Black Isle.

I reached home by 5 for my tea.