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#96064 - 10/26/18 02:28 AM Re: My Travels in North East Scotland [Re: robbieroy]
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Having traded a pair of fillets caught on the fishing trip, I kept back a couple of fillets for breakfast.

Morning dawned


I grilled them lightly



They were delicious!


It was a quiet Sunday morning


Very little stirred


Even the local church was quiet


Later in the day it was time to head home


Coming up...

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#96065 - 10/27/18 02:20 AM Re: My Travels in North East Scotland [Re: robbieroy]
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My annual trip to Spain to visit friends began at the Dyce Airport (not far from the Symbol Stones at Dyce Cemetery).

It was an evening flight out of Abrrden so some dinner wssbin order


It was a fine evening
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But unfortunately there was a two hour delay on my flight


I slept at Gatwick Airport as the flight to Santiago de Compostela departed at 6.00am


A couple of hours later I was in Spain waiting for Dominique and Fernando to pick me up at the airport


The weather was good


Soon we were back in Boiro




Later we enjoyed a bit of lunch





Life's a beach...


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#96066 - 10/28/18 03:18 AM Re: My Travels in North East Scotland [Re: robbieroy]
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You might be surprised to see these posts about my trip to Galicia in a topic about travels in Scotland! The truth is that the Galician countryside is very much like that of Scotland. Add into the mix the Galician bagpipes and kilts!...


Sunday lunch! But not your traditional roast beef, potatoes and two veg...

We headed down to the beach again to a restaurant with a hidden garden dining area









This would be a great place for midsummer evening drinks


It was good use of a firmer swimming pool



A starter if croquetas and calamari


The main course was barbecued beef ribs and pork ribs


Well-fed friends


The restaurant was called La Ubi


It was soon time to head home for La Vuelta


Wishing you all a pleasant end to the weekend and a great week ahead.

The Sunday Snaps can be found here http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-45977480


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#96069 - 10/29/18 03:06 AM Re: My Travels in North East Scotland [Re: robbieroy]
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Our walk back from the beach following a mega lunch...










Most of the holiday was spent golfing. However, there were a number of interesting day trips...

In this particular day, we headed to Herbon. On our way we we stopped at Rois...

I had noticed this old church for a while now


But never had time to visit


I was delighted to get the opportunity


Let's head inside












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#96070 - 10/30/18 03:20 AM Re: My Travels in North East Scotland [Re: robbieroy]
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We are inside the Parroquial de San Mamed de Rois...

It is a beautiful stone building


It dates from the 18th century









There are dome restoration works going on


It commands wonderful views





The manse








Down by the river....
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#96071 - 10/31/18 02:58 AM Re: My Travels in North East Scotland [Re: robbieroy]
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We are heading down to a 'praia fluvial', a riverside beach...

It is probably a tributary to the river Sar (it may in fact be the river itself)


It is more of a picnic spot than a beach


I'm sure this would be a popular spot during summer


There is lots of space to sit and dangle your feet in the water









It is set in beautiful countryside


We are heading to Herbon to see a remote church









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#96072 - 11/01/18 04:33 AM Re: My Travels in North East Scotland [Re: robbieroy]
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We are visiting Santa María de Herbón...

It is a fine old church






We had to navigate some narrow roads to get here


It has a fine entrance but unfortunately the door was locked


Here is the cemetery


With a view across the countryside


The church and cemetery


Picking moras








The Franciscan Monestary at Herbón...
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#96073 - 11/02/18 03:19 AM Re: My Travels in North East Scotland [Re: robbieroy]
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We are in Herbón visiting Santa María de Herbón...

Vines - I wonder if they make their own communion wine?


Grave stones and headstones


Tombs


One of the wonderful views


One of the long and winding roads that led to the church/


Another reason for coming to Herbón was to visit this place





One of the many crosses in the area


A shrine to Santa María


Many pilgrims on the Camino de Santiago visit this place


Let's have a look....
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#96074 - 11/03/18 04:04 AM Re: My Travels in North East Scotland [Re: robbieroy]
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We are at the Franciscan monastery of San Antonio in Herbón...

The rucksacks of visiting pilgrims. There is an albergue or hostel for pilgrims on The Way.









Perhaps a representation of the living water


The entrance to the sanctuary


The main sanctuary is behind bars


It has a smell of incense about it


A place to ponder and perhaps pray





A view of the grounds of the monastery


From Herbón to Padrón...



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#96075 - 11/04/18 03:28 AM Re: My Travels in North East Scotland [Re: robbieroy]
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It is a new dawn, a new day and the beginning of a new week. How many sleeps until Christmas? 😊
I hope that you have had a good week and a restful weekend wherever in the world you live.

It has been very windy here these last few days as the tail of Hurricane Oscar wags over NE Scotland.

Some of you may be in difficult circumstances but try to heed the advice of the Apostle Paul who urged us to be content in every circumstance.

We have left Herbón and are now in Padrón...

These are the main municipal gardens in the town centre...

Let's head in...


They are beautifully manicured and contain some very old sequoia trees






There is a sprinkling if statues around the gardens


This gentleman is






Leaving the gardens, we will head to the old part of town


The narrow streets are typical of Spanish historic quarters



There are some beautiful autumnal scenes in this week's Sunday Snaps from the BBC which can be found here http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-46061956



These stones are interesting...




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