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#96780 - 07/25/20 02:38 AM Re: My Travels in North East Scotland [Re: robbieroy]
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It was a damp and misty morning as we set off for a round of golf at the Mackezie Championshop Course at Hazlehead...



The club house and pro shop


It is tree-lined


... and categorised as a parkland course


With some strategically placed bunkers that often catch me out


Foxglove





The car park was extremely busy


Backhome in the afternoon - I had a wee visitor


Hello


Granite and Greyhope Bay...
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#96781 - 07/26/20 02:49 AM Re: My Travels in North East Scotland [Re: robbieroy]
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Another weekend has come and is almost gone. July is almost gone and summer is almost gone.
Many of our summer travel plans have gone too.
The threat of Covid-19 is still here though with India, USA, Brazil and South Africa see continuing huge daily increases. A number if outbreaks have also been reported in countries where Covid-19 had been suppressed. In addition, the UK has reinstated the need for two weeks quarantine on travellers arriving in the UK from Spain

Despite this we all should have a great hope for the future knowing that we are in this world only temporarily. Bear this in mind as we see the surge in cases and deaths in many countries in our world. Continue to hold those who have suffered from losing loved ones in our thoughts and prayers and let's look ahead to a glorious future.



We are in the city centre of Aberdeen ...

Union street with wider walking areas for pedestrians


Schoolhill...

The Cowdrey Hall - a war memorial




The Art Gallery





Robert Gordon's College - a fee paying school


Formerly part of Robert Gordon's University


There were three churches joined together in this area





Part of my former school



This week's Sunday Snaps can be found here... https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-53485184

Belmont Street...
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#96782 - 07/27/20 02:20 AM Re: My Travels in North East Scotland [Re: robbieroy]
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We are in Belmont street in Aberdeen City Centre...








It is a shame to see empty properties


Patagonian Court leading down to the Denburn


You will Have seen my posts on Slain's Castle in Cruden Bay. This converted church is a pub with the same name - Slain's Castle



Next day it was back in the golf course at Balnagask, overlooking Greyhope Bay, Aberdeen Bay and Nigg Bay...





Heading to the harbour


The back of the Torry Battery overlooking Aberdeen Bay


Fantastic views...
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#96784 - 07/28/20 02:24 AM Re: My Travels in North East Scotland [Re: robbieroy]
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We are on Balnagask Golf Links...





Girdleness Lighthouse overlooking Greyhope Bay


A great view from the 17th green


A wind farm in the distance





Next day provided an opportunity for some walking and unusual snaps...

This path leads to the old Hilton Quarries


This path leads to the now dilapidated Hilton Sports Centre in the Stewart Park



This beautiful building is Woodside Library


An interesting plaque


Coming soon - Paths from the Past
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#96785 - 07/29/20 01:21 AM Re: My Travels in North East Scotland [Re: robbieroy]
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I've still a few unusual pictures to post. I use these in FB...

A row of lock ups just off Clifton Road


The Kittybrewster and Northern Bowling Club


The art deco Northern Hotel


The only remnant of the livestock marts at Kittybrewster


Next day we had another round of gold at Hazlehead and a socially distanced takeaway coffee in the park afterwards...
















When travel restrictions were lifted...
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#96787 - 07/30/20 02:19 AM Re: My Travels in North East Scotland [Re: robbieroy]
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When travel restrictions were lifted I headed off to Cruden Bay. The photos were posted on the day I went there.
In town, with the reopening of retail businesses measure were being put in place to increase pedestrianisation and allow for social distancing...

Here, the council are at work near the shops in Rosemount Place


Union street was closed off to traffic for part of its length


Measures were being put in place to allow for queuing outside large stores


On other parts of the main thoroughfare the road was narrowed and seating areas introduced outside takeaways


As always a game of golf remains routine


I'm posting a series of #fotosonfoot I'm my FB stories each day with unusual photos taken around town...

This is the relief above the entrance to the Art Gallery


This, this towered of my old school


The fine crown of the theatre


The Golf Club clubhouse is now open with.protective measures having been put in place...

Perspex panels between booths


A one way system has also been introduced


The green, green grass..
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#96788 - 07/31/20 02:28 AM Re: My Travels in North East Scotland [Re: robbieroy]
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I've had quite a busy weekly schedule since lockdown was eased with a round of golf twice a week and doing some DIY in the church building on two mornings a week. This has meant that I have had less time to walk and explore and take photographs.
As a result today's offering is taken from one of the golf courses at Hazlehead. This is typical scenery from this area on the edge of town...

Before that, one from the Balnagask links course - very patriotic!


Now from the Hazlehead Championship course


It was a bonnie day to play









Fantastic views to the coast from the fifteeth




Household chores - the garden.always needs some attention...
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#96789 - 08/01/20 02:25 AM Re: My Travels in North East Scotland [Re: robbieroy]
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The garden always needs attention doen't it? I'm trying to keep some areas ornamental and others wild for the birds and bees.
Some areas are in between at the moment!

I'm trying to grow some vegetables on these buckets - cauliflower in one an cabbage in the other


The ornamental parts are in planters and pots




Some splashes of colour








We are going to head up to Sheddockley Woods, part of the former Royal Forest of Stocket. Part of the reason for this is that you will have seen it before but not as green and leafy as it is now...




A bonny and colourful garden. The cottage is suitably named - Gardener's Cottage!


Brimmond Hill in the distance



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#96790 - 08/02/20 02:45 AM Re: My Travels in North East Scotland [Re: robbieroy]
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August is already here and most of us have spent roughly three and a half months under lockdown or partial lockdown. We have missed family & friends, gatherings, events and had holidays cancelled. It is amazing how we change our routines and hopes and goals to cope with this. Not everyone has of course so the mental pressures have built up so let's hold these folks in our thoughts and prayers this week




We are at Sheddocksley Woods...

Looking to Brimmond Hill





The edge of the woods



Thistles


It was a lovely summer morning - warm


We are not going into the forest today, just skirting it





A view towards Dyce and the airport








This weeks Sunday Snaps can be found here https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-53528870



Do you remember that I mentioned a potential series of posts called 'Paths from the Past? Well I'm going to start this series tomorrow with Part 1 - Primary Paths...
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#96791 - 08/03/20 01:48 AM Re: My Travels in North East Scotland [Re: robbieroy]
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Paths from the Past
Part 1 - Primary Paths

Some Background...
When i was snapping some photos I thought it might be an idea to show you photos of oft walked paths from childhood.

We begin today with my daily walk to primary school...

You may remember that I stayed on the estate the was build on the farming grounds of the former Royal Aberdeen Lunatic Asylum.

Let's trace my path to school..

We are walking through the estate


On the left is a nursery school. When I was a child this was just a fieĺd


Looking back to the former field


Every school day I would walk up through this small wooded area


On the left is a shop





This shop provided me with my first job when I was slightly older - a had paper round and would deliver evening papers and Sunday papers. The paper bag was always heavier on a Sunday because of the magazines and supplements.


Looking across the road is a small ornamental green space. We'd sometimes play there as children


The road to school was long and straight


It had a mixture of apartments and bungalows


New for old...
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