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#95419 - 06/19/17 02:24 AM Re: My Travels in North East Scotland [Re: robbieroy]
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It was a pleasant day for a walk - warm, a little overcast and slightly humid.

A view over the main road and to Sandford Hill


Looking towards Boddam


The structure at the top of the viewpoint


It looks as though it is meant to be stood on but it is fenced off



Interested onlookers


The bridge is a remnant of the former railway line


The next point of interest is Sandford Lodge - now disused






Yet more evidence of the Aberdeen to Peterhead railway line


The Lido...
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#95420 - 06/20/17 02:38 AM Re: My Travels in North East Scotland [Re: robbieroy]
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Let's progress the walk to the next point of interest, the Lido. Had I taken the old South Road (which was the main access road to Peterhead from Aberdeen) we would have passed the old Peterhead Prison which is now a museum. See http://www.madridman.com/forum/ubbthreads.php?ubb=showflat&Number=95332#Post95332 for posts on this.

Peterhead Lido is the stretch of land and sea to the south of the city, where the marina, sailing school, caravan park and beach are located.

It overlooks the harbour entrance


and the town


The semi-circular building is the Scottish Maritime Academy


The marina in the foreground


The old and new prisons in the distance


A small sailing boat dwarfed by huge cargo ships


A heron gull patiently waits for breakfast


Peterhead was once renowned as a fishing port


Lorries being loaded at the fish market


They were dredging the harbour...
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#95421 - 06/21/17 02:17 AM Re: My Travels in North East Scotland [Re: robbieroy]
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As I moved on to one of the inner harbours, I saw this


A dredger hard at work


and a red sea




The coastal walk continues from Peterhead Harbour to Buchanhaven Harbour


On our way to Buchanhaven we pass a small fresh fish shop


and another trail board


near the dry dock




Then, overlooking the sea, Roanheads, a collection of fishing cottages and small houses





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#95422 - 06/22/17 02:22 AM Re: My Travels in North East Scotland [Re: robbieroy]
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Roanheads would have been a tight-knit community


akin to other sea towns we have visited


with narrow roads and fishing cottages


We move on though, and leave Roanheads behind


as we head along the seafront






With Ugie Sands and St Fergus Gas Terminal in the background


We come upon a spa...


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#95423 - 06/23/17 02:17 AM Re: My Travels in North East Scotland [Re: robbieroy]
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It was a very peasant day for a walk, warm with only a very slight breeze.

This would have been a welcome source of spring water for Blue Mogganers in bygone days






As we head north to the settlement of Buchanhaven and its harbour we can catch a glimpse of Rattery Head Lighthouse


A slipway at Buchanhaven Harbour


The stony shore


The history of the harbour


If you have been following my post, you will have come across the personage of James Ferguson of Pitfour in relation to Deer Abbey.

Buchanhaven and its harbour


It is a nice spot


with very little traffic to disturb the peace and quiet


The Heritage Centre...




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#95424 - 06/23/17 07:28 AM Re: My Travels in North East Scotland [Re: robbieroy]
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I spotted these the other day...





Back to Buchanhaven...
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#95425 - 06/24/17 02:11 AM Re: My Travels in North East Scotland [Re: robbieroy]
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In bygone days, Buchanhaven was just a small collection of dwellings, a harbour and a school


As the information states, the former school building is now a heritage centre




Unfortunately, it was closed

The final leg of the walk talks us from Buchanhaven Harbour to the Ugie Estuary where Peterhead originated, and Peterhead Golf Club






The estuary


The bridge and the clubhouse


Still smoking - The Old Salmon Smokehouse




Coming up - Bram Stoker, Slains Castle and Dracula...


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#95426 - 06/25/17 02:41 AM Re: My Travels in North East Scotland [Re: robbieroy]
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We'll finish off the walk with a final look at The Old Salmon Smokehouse...







and a final look at the Ugie estuary


This week's Snaps are here http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-40301169

Dracula's dad...
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#95427 - 06/25/17 03:00 AM Re: My Travels in North East Scotland [Re: robbieroy]
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A Bram Stoker exhibition was held in Cruden Bay Public Hall recently.

Abraham "Bram" Stoker (8 November 1847 – 20 April 1912) was an Irish author, best known today for his 1897 Gothic novel Dracula. During his lifetime, he was better known as the personal assistant of actor Henry Irving and business manager of the Lyceum Theatre in London, which Irving owned.
Source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bram_Stoker

The Public Hall in Cruden Bay


Built in 1896


In order to read the text on a photographs of a particular poster, you can click on it..

The exhibition poster


The exhibition was mostly large size informative poster of the life and works of Bram Stoker, especially in connection with the local area.


You should find it interesting


This poster mentions the village of Winnyfold. See posts of this small village here http://www.madridman.com/forum/ubbthreads.php?ubb=showflat&Number=94657#Post94657

His wife and the beginnings of the famous novel




Bram Stoker stayed here




Press cuttings...
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#95428 - 06/26/17 02:10 AM Re: My Travels in North East Scotland [Re: robbieroy]
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This press cutting is from 1894


Port Erroll in bygone days. For those who follow my posts regularly, you will recognise this as I often go there to fish


The seascape has changed a bit but the houses largely remain the same




A locally based novel by Bram Stoker








On holiday in Cruden Bay


Dracula...
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