Walks Blog – Apr 2019

A Bird’s Eye View …!
Exploring the ruins of Kildrummy Castle this sunny Sunday afternoon, the Oystercatcher claimed the birdโ€™s eye view … ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ’™
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 … ๐Ÿ˜
Alison’s Facebook post: https://bit.ly/2IY2VaA , 27th April, 2019

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

River Don Ramble …
Walking from Montgarrie to Brig oโ€™ Alford today. Manabattock, in the Coreen hills, took centre stage… ๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ’™
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 โ€“ 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 Scotlandโ€™s bloody history, and, although now a crumbling ruin, it dominates the opening to the Glen โ€ฆ ๐Ÿ˜Š
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 … ๐Ÿ˜Š
Alison’s Facebook post: http://tinyw.in/na3q , 20th April, 2019

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A Walk to Murray Park …
Meet the new neighbours … ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ’™
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 … ๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ’™
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 Aberdeenshireโ€™s famous pink castle until today? It would seem so?!ย  No excuses now itโ€™s almost on our doorstep … ๐Ÿ˜Š
Alison’s Facebook post: https://is.gd/cS4bS8 , 13th April, 2019

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Welcoming New Grandson – Lewis Mackenzie …!
Welcome to the Worldย ๐Ÿ’™ย Lewis Joseph Alistair Mackenzieย ๐Ÿ’™ย 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 reliefย ๐Ÿ’ชHe arrived at 1254am on the 11th April weighing 7lbs 8oz. We are still in hospital absorbing all the squishy new born magic … ๐Ÿ˜
#babymack2ย #birthannouncement#welcometotheworldย #babyboyย #instamom#instababyย #soinlove
Ashley Mackenzie’s Post: https://is.gd/svvIDm , 11th April, 2019

 

 

 

 

Beer O’Clock in Alford …!
Itโ€™s been a day and a half. Time for a beer ..!๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿป
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 … ๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ’™
Alison’s Facebook post: https://bre.is/HkTX3nUyP , 10th April, 2019

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Heading to Alford …!
Itโ€™s deja vu, weโ€™re on the move again! This time, though, from the City to the Shire – so not โ€œquiteโ€ a different country … ๐Ÿ˜‚
Alison’s Facebook post:ย  https://bre.is/vUzZ9C38, 9th April, 2019

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Spring Beauties …
Colourful new blooms in the walled garden … ๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ’™
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. Iโ€™m not sure weโ€™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! … ๐Ÿ˜Š
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 Arthurโ€™s Hill, still with a covering of snow … ๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ’™
Alison’s Facebook post: https://is.gd/JjN6bC , 6th April, 2019

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