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#96571 - 02/08/20 01:45 AM Re: My Travels in North East Scotland [Re: robbieroy]
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We are now at Yardie, a conservation area and seaside village








Buckie harbour


A wayside pulpit at the Gospel Hall


It is a fine building


Looking over the Victoria Bridge


The inspiring church building


Walking back from Buckie to Portgordon via the inland route...





Great views...
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#96572 - 02/09/20 03:22 AM Re: My Travels in North East Scotland [Re: robbieroy]
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Another strategy this weekend as a gunman killed 26 people in a gun rampage in the Thai city of Nakhon Ratchasima. It is reported that he has been shot dead by the security forces. Our thoughts and prayers should be with the family and friends of those who were enjoying leisure time in the shopping centre and were needlessly gunned down


We are walking back to Portgordon from Buckie by the inland route...

The old railway line and bridge


What a view!


I've heard of a tarry shed but never a tarry van


I managed to get a round of golf in the afternoon at Strathlene GC but boy was it windy


Great views in this typically links course


A great view of the setting sun from the clubhouse car park


It was beautiful at Portgordon


The Baptist Church where the Keswick in Buckie Winter Convention was held


Next morning I was meeting a friend for coffee.





This week's Sunday Snaps can be found here https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-51392640

I am waiting for for Ciara to arrive! I'll let you know about her tomorrow.

The bijou Bijou...
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#96573 - 02/10/20 03:00 AM Re: My Travels in North East Scotland [Re: robbieroy]
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We are at Strathlene for an early morning coffee in the Bijou cafe/restaurant. I parked at the golf club and walked down...


Inside the Bijou




Later in the day I had a seafront walk at Poetgordon










The some of the back streets in Buckie as I made my may to some fruends' house for a meal...

Seatown




With its narrow lanes


I said yesterday that I would let you know about Storm Ciara. The storm had very little impact on the NE of Scotland with only a few trees being brought down. The was disruption to train and bus services. If you have been following the news reports then you will know that it had a significant impact on the south of Scotland and in England and Wales. The worst we had here was high winds.

Lit up and looking impressive...


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#96574 - 02/11/20 03:19 AM Re: My Travels in North East Scotland [Re: robbieroy]
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I'm in Buckie on the way to friends for some food...

On the way we pass the catholic church


It is illuminated



And impressive


Next day it was time for a coastal walk from Findochty to Portknockie. I had not yet had the opportunity to do this walk but it has always been on my agenda. Today was the day...

Findochty


The beach at Findochty

Looking back to the beach and village


Heading up to the cliff top


With another great view to the village


Looking down to the rocky coastline


I've no idea what this was or is!


Great coastal views...
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#96575 - 02/12/20 02:13 AM Re: My Travels in North East Scotland [Re: robbieroy]
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We are on a coastal walk between the villages of Findochty and Portknockie on the Moray Coast


Looking across to the Dornoch Coast


The rocky shoreline below


A great view back to Findochty with the parish church on the hill

Half way there





Looking east


Looking west





Portknockie lies ahead


Portknockie...
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#96576 - 02/13/20 02:35 AM Re: My Travels in North East Scotland [Re: robbieroy]
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We are approaching the coastal village of Porrknockie on the Moray Coast...

There are some beautiful spots that would be ideal for a summer picnic








Portknockie is perched on the cliff


An interesting sky


On the approach to the village we pass some farmland


The harbour


The village...







Portknockie harbour...
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#96577 - 02/14/20 02:00 AM Re: My Travels in North East Scotland [Re: robbieroy]
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Ciara came and went and now Dennis is paying a visit to the UK. Let's see what happens this weekend.

We are in Portknockie and looking down to the harbour...


The inner and outer harbours


The inner harbour


The salt water paddling pool


Some of the cliff top houses





Another view of the harbour




A memorial





Portknockie, perched on the edge...


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#96578 - 02/15/20 03:26 AM Re: My Travels in North East Scotland [Re: robbieroy]
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Another view of Portknockie harbour. The harbour is naturally sheltered by the rocky bluff of Green Castle, once a Pictish stronghold



The Green Castle

The village is perched on a headland with quite a drop to the shore.


The old fisherman's hall, now a lovely residence


The story of Portknockie began in 1677 when a group of fishermen from Cullen moved a little along the coast and started to operate from here. It grew only very slowly over the years, but then expanded rapidly during the herring boom of the 1800s.





In 1886 the railway reached Portknockie, despite its height above sea level. And in 1890 the harbour, pretty much as you see it today, was built, complete with access at all states of the tide and with its very steep approach road from the village.





Bow Fiddle Rock, a wave-cut natural arch, which provides a dramatic roosting place for gulls and cormorants.





Heading back...
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#96579 - Yesterday at 03:09 AM Re: My Travels in North East Scotland [Re: robbieroy]
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As storm Dennis arrives in the UK we have had a lot of rain and high winds in the north east of Scotland. It is clam here thus morning but the storm is due to last today and tomorrow.
Apparently the same storm system produced a bomb cyclone over Iceland resulting in horrendous weather. This has largely gone unreported.

I hope you have not been badly affected by the storm.

It is time to leave Portknockie and head back to Findochty...

Our final view of the Bow Fiddle Rock



This reminds me of the Bass Rock off North Berwick



The track back to Findochty


Finally, Findochty


As we head back to Strathlene and Portgordon the sky reddens.

Then this...














This week's Sunday Snaps can be found here https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-51490391

It got better and better...
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#96580 - Today at 03:04 AM Re: My Travels in North East Scotland [Re: robbieroy]
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The sunset just got better and better. I found one nuance of my mobile phone camera is that it let's in a lot of light. That means that the sunsets appear brighter than they really are. Enjoy these nevertheless...












Red sky over Portgordon










That brings this enjoyable road trip to an end. Thanks for joining me on the journey. Tomorrow...

A frosty Friday on the former Mintlaw railway line...
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