STONEHAVEN.

At present I should be in the air on my way to the motherland, but meanwhile – let’s have a look at the rest of mine and Julien’s day trip out to Stonehaven and Dunnottar Castle. 

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So we waved the castle goodbye and continued to walk along the cliffs. It was far fewer tourists to bump into. 

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Along narrow pathways…

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“Make a panorama!”, Julien urged. Voila, here’s your panorama.

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I don’t think we walked much more than half an hour before Stonehaven appeared behind a creek. So pretty! 

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Hey ho, down to the fishing boats we go. 

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It turned out to be a real cute little town. It reminds me a little of Aberdeen’s own Footdee, with all the peculiarities going on – like this Homer Simpson head watching over the washing machine?!

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Whenever boats are involved I am like *mental note: bring dad here if he comes to visit!!* 

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I had literally just learnt one can adjust the brightness on the iphone camera (late to the game much??) so I was really enjoying playing around with it.

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I would have loved to explore some more of Stonehaven, but the combination of myself + low blood sugar and boyfriend that had been at work since 4am, we were a little grumpy and decided to look for the next bus back. But c’est la vie – luckily it is only a short bus ride away! 

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Waiting for the bus, we had coffee and then bought some special price sandwiches to eat at the bus stop.

All in all, it was a great day out - we returned back home with rosy cheeks and fatigue from all the fresh air. I wish I could just wander about exploring places and natures all day, every day! (But with plenty of snacks of course) x

 

CASTLE RUINS/DUNNOTTAR.

Although we have been meaning to, we haven't seen too much of Scotland outside of Aberdeen since we arrived here in September. But along came yesterday, and by some miracle, I had finished my essay before 9am (!!!) and the sun was blessing Aberdeen with its presence. As soon as Julien stepped through the door, I declared "we are going to for an adventure!".

Because if there is one thing I have learnt living in Scotland, you never know just how long the nice weather is going to last. When the sun shines - you act QUICKLY!!

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After a quick shower and brekkie, we headed off to catch the bus out to Stonehaven from Union Street. Thanks to a very informative post by Sydney, I already knew the drill. Kind of.

I spotted a group of American tourists at the very front of the double-decker (yes, that kind of seating definitely gives you off) and decided if we only followed them we would end up at the right place.

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Which was lucky, had it not been for them we would probably have missed the stop and ended up all the way in Dundee. The bus stopped seemingly in the middle of nowhere. The southern Frenchie was not too pleased with the winds that seemed to come in from the North Pole.

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And there it was - Dunnottar Castle! I kept imagining what it must have been like to live in such a place... Wow! I brought my film camera along so brace yourselves for the bombarding of photos- in a few weeks you will be sick and tired of seeing this castle!The entry fee to visit the castle is £6/person, which we both agreed was an interesting visit but perhaps a little too pricy. As expected, we preferred the parts of watching the scenery from a distance + our walk along the cliffs to little fisher town Stonehaven.

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I kept imagining what it must have been like to live in such a place... Wow! I brought my film camera along so brace yourselves for the bombarding of photos- in a few weeks you will be sick and tired of seeing this castle!The entry fee to visit the castle is £6/person, which we both agreed was an interesting visit but perhaps a little too pricy. As expected, we preferred the parts of watching the scenery from a distance + our walk along the cliffs to little fisher town Stonehaven.

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The entry fee to visit the castle is £6/person, which we both agreed was an interesting visit but perhaps a little too pricy. As expected, we preferred the parts of watching the scenery from a distance + our walk along the cliffs to little fisher town Stonehaven.

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But really, that could just be me and entry fees in general - be it to a club or a museum, I kind of feel pressured to enjoy places of which I have paid to enter. Do you know what I mean?

To prevent this post from being all too long, Stonehaven will get a post on its own. If this was a radio channel I would say - stay tuned! x