Ms Rotterdam in the Norwegian fjords.
The Snow Goose, Inverness
Overlooking the Moray Firth, in Scotland, the Snow Goose provides a much needed distraction from a day spent searching for the Loch Ness monster. Tuck into a sharing platter of baked camembert, pigs in blankets (sausages wrapped in bacon, for those not in the know) and pâté or snuggle up with a dish from the winter-warmer menu.
Do not put your binoculars to rest just yet, though: dolphins and whales have been spotted in the rippling waters of the firth.
The Snow Goose: Stoneyfield, Inverness IV2 7PA; 01463 701921