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Spent the day in Aberdeen today, a very wet Scottish day but warm, so not much outdoor exploring. Unfortunately Balmoral Castle was closed so could not visit nor play a round of golf at St Andrews!! Aberdeen is a very floral town with baskets of flowers everywhere. The main street has pennants of all countries strung from one side of the road to the other.
Put the rain jackets on and walked along the old railway line from ...
Picked up our Mercedes rental car and off we went. Left Edinburgh heading for Aberdeen with a few detours on the way and a change of plan more than once!!! Think that's all I need to say.
Spent nearly two hours in a cafe with free wifi trying to find somewhere to stay in Aberdeen. Managed to get a room and when we turned up the reservation had not come through ...
... Lossiemouth, the first sandy beach I've seen here I believe. Then our drive continues through whisky-country with a stop at the Glenfiddich Distillery for a coffee -hold it!- and a very tasty whisky cake. An idea to keep in mind for some home cooking. Another 1,5hr drive to reach Aberdeen. One thing that I love seeing during these drives... The purple wild flowers you see everywhere! I can't resist to stop and take a picture of it. And on ...
... and owls. It was a brilliant display. Before now, I hadn't been terribly interested in people who kept birds of prey, but this man was so passionate about his craft and gave us several statistics about the birds, their speed, eye sight and reflexes and really how the kind of hunting these birds are trained to do is so much more sustainable than the hunting that is carried out by people with rifles, which is still a very common sport in ...
did you know cats **** in their sleep? neither did I until I had the pleasure of sitting next to this little curled up menace. she's worse than the dogs. yeesh. speaking of dogs, I just heard a bang from upstairs. ok, make that two. hold on while I go see what the spotted menace of love is doing.
apparently nothing. or she's good at hiding it today.
how did I suddenly acquire so many animals? it's part of my master plan to get off ...
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