I slept well in my lovely room at 'Links Lodge' B&B in Lossiemouth. From there I walked for miles along the beach in sunshine from Lossiemouth to the mouth of the River Spey (famous for its salmon fishing) at Spey Bay. Dotted along the coast were lines of former observation posts and gun emplacements harking back to the last war accompanied by large concrete blocks placed to make an enemy landing slightly harder. Wandering around these old concrete buildings, I tried to get a sense of what life must have been like manning these coastal defences, on alert for an enemy invasion, and keeping out the wild weather that batters this stretch of the coast. By the end of the day it had been snowing lightly but not settling, and I was grateful for the warmth of the 'Highlander Hotel' in Buckie.