Walks Blog – Apr 2019

A Bird’s Eye View …!
Exploring the ruins of Kildrummy Castle this sunny Sunday afternoon, the Oystercatcher claimed the bird’s eye view … πŸ˜πŸ’™
Alison’s Facebook post: https://bit.ly/2ISt4sn , 28th April, 2019










April Showers …!
The April showers forgot to stop over at Aboyne today! A colourful corner brightened things up, though … 😁
Alison’s Facebook post: https://bit.ly/2IY2VaA , 27th April, 2019








River Don Ramble …
Walking from Montgarrie to Brig o’ Alford today. Manabattock, in the Coreen hills, took centre stage… πŸ˜ŠπŸ’™
Alison’s Facebook post: http://tinyw.in/eHxC , 22nd April, 2019






The “Perfect Glen” …
Remote Glenbuchat, in Strathdon, was once home to a diverse community of 500 people – living off the upland landscape in a mostly self-sufficient and inter-dependant way, and having little need for the outside world. Now, the population is a tenth of that, but this beautiful valley still resonates with the buzz of hard-working country lives. 16th Century Glenbuchat Castle played its part in Scotland’s bloody history, and, although now a crumbling ruin, it dominates the opening to the Glen … 😊
John’s Facebook post: https://bit.ly/2IL0bgC , 20th April, 2019







Sizzling in Strathdon …!
Basking in temperatures of 22C, deepest Donside was looking mighty fine this afternoon … 😊
Alison’s Facebook post: http://tinyw.in/na3q , 20th April, 2019








A Walk to Murray Park …
Meet the new neighbours … πŸ˜πŸ’™
Alison’s Facebook post: http://tinyw.in/soZJ , 20th April, 2019








A Stunning Panorama to Warm Our Hearts On a Cold Day …
We had 360 degree views walking at Craigievar earlier. From Bennachie and Cairn William to Lochnagar and the Cairngorms….via Leochel Cushnie and Strathdon … πŸ˜ŠπŸ’™
Alison’s Facebook post: https://is.gd/OlXgT8 , 13th April, 2019








Our Overdue Visit to Craigievar Castle …!
Can it really be that neither of us had ever visited Aberdeenshire’s famous pink castle until today? It would seem so?!Β  No excuses now it’s almost on our doorstep … 😊
Alison’s Facebook post: https://is.gd/cS4bS8 , 13th April, 2019








Welcoming New Grandson – Lewis Mackenzie …!
Welcome to the WorldΒ πŸ’™Β Lewis Joseph Alistair MackenzieΒ πŸ’™Β A beautiful baby boy to complete our family and a little brother for Sophie. I can’t believe he is finally here after an 8 hour labour that happened VERY quickly compared to his sister’s with no pain reliefΒ πŸ’ͺHe arrived at 1254am on the 11th April weighing 7lbs 8oz. We are still in hospital absorbing all the squishy new born magic … 😍
#babymack2Β #birthannouncement#welcometotheworldΒ #babyboyΒ #instamom#instababyΒ #soinlove
Ashley Mackenzie’s Post: https://is.gd/svvIDm , 11th April, 2019





Beer O’Clock in Alford …!
It’s been a day and a half. Time for a beer ..!😁🍻
Alison’s Facebook post: https://bre.is/NotCkbeIm , 10th April, 2019










Seaton Park Signing Off in Style …!
A cheeky wee send off from the park this morning … πŸ˜ŠπŸ’™
Alison’s Facebook post: https://bre.is/HkTX3nUyP , 10th April, 2019








Heading to Alford …!
It’s deja vu, we’re on the move again! This time, though, from the City to the Shire – so not β€œquite” a different country … πŸ˜‚
Alison’s Facebook post:Β  https://bre.is/vUzZ9C38, 9th April, 2019









Spring Beauties …
Colourful new blooms in the walled garden … πŸ˜ŠπŸ’™
Alison’s Facebook post: https://bre.is/97UBNCfNU , 9th April, 2019








A Grey Day for Grey Seals …!
A cold and grey but delightful day walking with Sara and John at Newburgh this morning. I’m not sure we’ve ever seen so many seals down by the mouth of the Ythan. Impossible to tell from the photos but they young ones were so inquisitive! … 😊
Alison’s Facebook post: https://is.gd/Pe4lGN , 6th April, 2019







Lord Arthur’s Snowy Crown …
Walking near Alford yesterday, we could see Aberdeenshire hills at every turn. Old favourite, Lord Arthur’s Hill, still with a covering of snow … πŸ˜ŠπŸ’™
Alison’s Facebook post: https://is.gd/JjN6bC , 6th April, 2019

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