Lee's and Clark's and Al's and Eric's
Great Adventure
Day Two
We left Millport and headed back to the Glasgow Airport to pick up Al coming in from Italy.  We were late of course but Al had met some new friends in an airport bar and figured we would show up sooner or later.  We left immediately for Dornoch, about a 4 hour ride into the Northwest Highlands.  We arrived about 11:00pm at the Parfour House, where Sandy Young and her husband extended great hospitality.  She woke us at 7:00 am the next morning, fed us our first (of many) "full Scottish breakfasts", and pointed us in the direction of Royal Dornoch Golf Club.
We are standing in front of the clubhouse at Royal Dornoch Golf Club in Dornoch.  Golf has been played here for over 300 years.  Tom Watson claims this is his favorite links course.  This is Donald Ross' home.  It is the most northern top ten in the world golf course, located only 4 degrees south of the Arctic Circle. 
This is the most spectacular course we visited in all of Scotland.  The views and the course layout were indescribeable.  It played in tiers with enormous gorse bushes lining the banks between tiers.  This course exceeds or equals any of the Open courses we played.  However, it is claimed that the Open will never be played here because it is so far north with inadequate accomodations for the crowds.  So most golfers will never see it unless they play it. 
Clark claims this is the second best shot he hit all week.  The gorse banks can be seen in the background. 

We played a second round on the Struie course, and afterward sampled several of the various Scotch whiskeys.  The only unpleasant part of this stop was having to listen to the cheers of the Scots who were watching the European team soundly thrash the Americans in the Ryder Cup.

 Lee and Eric and Clark had discovered the cure for jet lag.  Play golf all day, fly all night, drink lots of Highland malt, don't sleep on the flight, play more golf when you arrive, drive for 4 hours, drink more Highland malt, sleep 8 hours, and wake up on local time.  As many times as we have flown to Europe, we have never had less trouble with jet lag.  We just blew through it and completely lost a day.
 Off To Nairn