Mrs McL-  again walked with us to the pier. Just in time. 5 minutes in the boat getting to the steamer. On board at 6 25/60. Weighed anchor & off at 6½. Fine view of Edinburgh. At 8¾ pass Ely, a considerable looking village close along the water’s edge and breakfast on Finnin haddock and strong whisky toddy. At 9¾ off Anstruther. A small boat takes off some of our passengers. Largish looking town. 2 churches. At 9 50/60 sick. At 10 double Fifeness & stand out to sea. Keep so far from the coast nothing to see & fall asleep. At 12 off Arbroath (& set down passengers). Largeish town. Picturesque ruins in the middle of it (of the celebrated abbey founded in honour of Thomas Becket, Scottish Tourist, 360/415).
We now keep near the coast. Red sandstone rocks & very caverny. At 1 20/60 off Montrose (had set down passengers ten minutes before). Nice looking town. At 3½ Dunotter castle. Very large gable-ended ruin. So much so, looked at a distance like a little town. (363/415 “covering an area of about 3 acres,”) Not far from Dunotter in the little sea port of Stonehaven (364/415), 14 miles from Aberdeen. At 4 50/60 pass the cove, 3 miles from Aberdeen. Get into harbour at 5½. Great deal to do with ropes to get the vessel close alongside the pier where we landed about 6.
Off in a coach & alighted at the inn at 6 25/60. Tea at 7. 1 of the gentlemen who came in the steamer & in the coach with us called & sat a little while with us. Very civil, respectable sort of elderly man. Came to my room at 8¾. Roughish sea occasioned, said the gentleman, by the wind yesterday afternoon. Our vessel heaved (laterally) a good deal. From the time of passing Arbroath at 12 repeated heavy showers. Sat for the last couple of hours as if in a pond. From 9 50/60 to after 4, sick 6 times. Rather windy but wind in our favour so quick passage. Tide against us in entering the harbour. Small vessel the “Steam Yatch Velocity,” 200 tons burden. Vid. 363-4/414, Kinneff church where the regalia of Scotland were hid in 1657. Some time in Miss McL-’s room next to mine. Merely talking, then took magnesia in lemon juice as usual . Finish, fair morning. Very showery afternoon. Fair in evening after 4.
 The wonderful Karen Felstead has done a bit of rough n’ ready research (Google) which suggests that Sibella and the Mrs McL- mentioned here were first cousins. Sibella’s father, Alexander MacLean of Coll (1753-1835) was brother to Marion MacLean’s father, Roderick Neil MacLean (1761-1794). Marion MacLean married W. Swinton MacLean, eldest son of Dr MacLean, in 1818. So many MacLeans!
Sibella’s father’s family tree is here: https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/MacLean-562?fbclid=IwAR2sfTz16ch6P-mTtPZcmPnX3fKMwPRrD-_TnH8sCK3oCbEZ_umEbWdS-z0
Marion’s father’s family tree is here: https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/MacLean-565?fbclid=IwAR0MlUPZ0E5dX70zzTL2JQuZugnJVFtrPzFfjWHmZRbVO5Q9qz5tDorB8D0
Marion’s wedding to W. Swinton MacLean is recorded in Blackwood’s Edinburgh Magazine, Volume 4, here: https://books.google.co.uk/books?id=lk5DAQAAMAAJ&pg=PA117&lpg=PA117&dq=In+St.+Paul%27s+Chapel,+York-place,+Edinburgh,+W.+Swinton+Maclean,+eldest+son+of+Dr.+Maclean,+to+Marion,+only+daughter+of+the+late+Roderick+Neil+Maclean+Esq.,+and+niece+of+Alexander+Maclean,+Esq.+of+Coll&source=bl&ots=9wXXLTxQDa&sig=ACfU3U1JAXudhW9fIv_n_pYEpNYl2KbH4Q&hl=en&sa=X&ved=2ahUKEwiHx7rMtpvlAhXMOcAKHVohDJsQ6AEwAHoECAkQAQ#v=onepage&q=In%20St.%20Paul’s%20Chapel%2C%20York-place%2C%20Edinburgh%2C%20W.%20Swinton%20Maclean%2C%20eldest%20son%20of%20Dr.%20Maclean%2C%20to%20Marion%2C%20only%20daughter%20of%20the%20late%20Roderick%20Neil%20Maclean%20Esq.%2C%20and%20niece%20of%20Alexander%20Maclean%2C%20Esq.%20of%20Coll&f=false
And some information on their Marion and her husband’s children, which places them at New Laverock Bank. Apologies, I have not found the reference for the birth entries in Blackwood’s Edinburgh Magazine myself. https://firstname.lastname@example.org/thread/4793771/
 Anne took magnesia in lemon juice for constipation.
You can read the original diary entry here: https://www.catalogue.wyjs.org.uk/CalmView/GetImage.ashx?db=Catalog&type=default&fname=0e%5c62c6f4-09cf-403d-a766-8b363f5c02f8.jpg