Many friends and members of my family have asked me many times…..are you happy? are you Okay??? the answer a resounding YES. Here are a few pics of a quiet day in Pilmuir. Not in any particular order .
What is not to LIKE about this beautiful House and area.
To Continue this Saga. On the Saturday we headed for the Castlegate Market
INFO for tour guides: First check there is a market that day! ha ha it all worked out though as we drove down King Street to show them where my dad was born….we arrive at the University of Aberdeen (1495) it was a show day for possible students.
Then it was off to Balmoral Castle. Although the Queen was not at home for tea Craig and Marilyn enjoyed the immaculate grounds. We met a young man from Vancouver, Stuart. His summer job is at Balmoral acting as a tour guide, and added a splash of his colourful Canuck Accent. So nice to see a young Canadian at the Castle.
What to do after a magnificent Castle? Why naturally a Royal Whisky Distillery. No photos were allowed inside the distillery except for the tasting rooms.
Our HOST for the Tour was Eric a man from Mauritius. Who was a fountain of Information with regard to Distilleries.
On the Sunday it was Up Early head out just after 9am. Return just before 11pm. 262 Highland Miles. What a lovely day Superb Scenery and a trip to Culloden.
After Culloden we decided to surprise Marilyn a Hard Core Fan of Outlander:
2 miles from Culloden are the 5000 year old Clava Cairns.
But Marilyn certainly was:
After we left the ancient stone circles we headed NE to the coastal route to Fraserburgh for our Supper.
The Famous Wine Tower where theLaird Fraser locked up his daughter because she wished to marry a fisherman..She died when she jumped from the window onto the rocks below. See the Red Paint which marks the spot she landed.
At long last Supper, Guess what Marilyn Had? Both Craig and I had a standard Pub Meal. Marilyn had ………………
I drove Craig and Marilyn to Aberdeen train Station to continue their Journey via Edinburgh, then the Borders. To Be Continued…
Catching up on their Jet Lag coutesy of West Jet. Next day feeling refreshed and full of Vim and Vinegar it was off to my Favourite Ruin Dunnottar Castle. The steps number 266 down and the same on return no place for a weary traveller.
The following pics need no words, down then up, then down, then back up again.
LATER: Both Craig and Marilyn thoroughly enjoyed their first ever bowl of Cullen Skink no not SkUnk Skink. A hearty delicious Smoked fish Chowder with tatties n ingins.
Where to next? well Craig the Golfer wanted to see The Donald’s Golf course in Aberdeen so off we went.
FYI. The menu in the restaurant £ 13.00 for macaroni and cheese ( I wonder if they use:
It was really wonderful to play tour guide with these guys and believe it or not I saw many places I had never been to before. I will now attempt another page or you will be scrolling to China. see Page 2