fishing bat

This is Spey Bay. This coastline is all new to me but I like it here. Sailors rarely mention the east coast, and in the various round Britain accounts I have read it receives quite cursory treatment, but here at least it is stunning. The Moray Firth always sounded a rather grim place to me – ugly like the eel that shares its name. How wrong I’d been.

The river that gives Speyside its name is small and picturesque. In the final curves before the sea ducks and waders go about their business, and sea eagles patrol from above