Jim and Elsie’s 1978 Tour – Day 77

Friday, 16 June 1978

Very cold wind – cloudy

Breakfast 8.00. Into Inverness – very cold.

Looked for pair of shoes. Difficulty getting the right fitting. Pair at Melvilles – £19.95.

Inverness very busy with traffic through the city.

Decided to go via Peterhead. Flat fully cultivated land. Good travelling road. Stopped at Banff, right on the coast. One lady said she hoped that summer had not gone already. All the locals were heavily rugged up and had roses in their cheeks.

The fishing village of Peterhead

Peterhead is a very large town/city with very many large fishing boats. At the garage E asked if anybody knew the Hay family. Lady gave her the address of a Tom Hay, Jamanca Street. He tried to help and suggested she try Peter Hay, King Street.

They asked us in but they had no relations in Australia. They said the Hays of Coldwells would probably know which one it would be. Time was running out so we headed off for Aberdeen. Lack of B&B signs. Drove through and found a place 3/4 mile out. Seems just a place (£4 each).