Thistle Aberdeen City Centre , The Caledonian
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Situated on the east coast of Scotland, you may have heard about Aberdeen as the Energy Capital of Europe. Certainly, when you fly into Aberdeen Airport, there’s evidence of the North Sea oil and gas industry everywhere – including tankers anchored out in the ocean and an abundance of helicopters landing and taking off.
... and domestic tourists…me included of course.
I took a walk up to the castle which really was not what I expected at all. The views of the surrounding hills, the River Forth and the Wallace Monument were quite striking. I will remember the lovely cemetery next to the castle with its interesting Masonic looking stone pyramid.
After acquiring some supplies in Stirling (for the next few days). I headed over the River Forth ...
... Despite missing sunset we found it and took a photo of this pretty cool lighthouse. We set up in the decrepit looking car park and held out for the night, feeling gross from lack of shower and Burger King for dinner (it was fast) and me semi conscious of the moment. Later that night I remember sitting out by myself at dusk, which lasts forever, sipping my beer and reminding myself I was ...
... during the day visiting a castle nearby. We all shared in the first of several toasts throughout the weekend! It was amazing to look around at our family and feel so truly blessed to have our parents and some of our siblings in Scotland to celebrate with us! That night we kept things fairly low key, just having a nice dinner at a little bistro restaurant in downtown Aberdeen since we had a busy couple of days ahead of us.
Since our wedding day was on a Sunday, we planned ...
... on the point on the coast near the castle and
the winds hit!
I got there, and almost immediately took my headphones out,
and took in the gorgeous starkness of the whole place. It felt so wild, and
full of history…not what you would think when there was a town on the other
side of the hill. But there were rolling hill, jagged rocks and sweeping
grasses. It was beautiful.
As I was walking to the castle, I saw a mum ...