Wow, another beautiful day in Scotland. We will spend the morning in Aberdeen, before following the coastline down to Dundee, then across to St Andrews, before cutting slightly inland for the evening at Glenrothes.
Photo of the day
Scurdie Ness Lighthouse.
Exploring some street sculptures in Aberdeen centre, here the trumpet like ‘The Listener’.
The Scottish knight Sir William Wallace, with the dome of St. Mark’s Church in the background.
St. Mary’s Cathedral, a service was in progress, so we didn’t go in.
Jarno viewing his empire. OK, just checking out the view over Aberdeen and the River Dee from Torry Point Battery.
A ship leaving the bustling Aberdeen Harbour past the South Breakwater.
And the same ship in the distance as we drove south along the coast road out towards Cove. A road, railway line and footpath all following the same coastal route out of Aberdeen.
The remains of the medieval Dunnottar Castle perched on near vertical cliffs over the North Sea. It was super busy this Saturday lunchtime. As we had a long way to travel still, we didn’t stay long, continuing on towards Stonehaven.
The almost perfect arc of Catterline Bay, with Todd Head Lighthouse peeking over the headland in the far distance.
Just past Montrose we parked up at Ferryden, then walked along the South Esk River to the old nautical navigation beacons.
Then around the corner we arrived at Scurdie Ness Lighthouse.
As we walked along we were followed by a pod of dolphins playing in the South Esk.
They seemed to be having great fun.
Checking out the remains of Arbroath Abbey. We’ve really had our fair share of castle, cathedral and abbey remains along this trip 😉
Arbroath Signal Tower Museum on the sea front.
The McManus, Dundee’s Art Gallery & Museum.
A cartoonish character in a funny hat, and Desperate Dan.
The evening light on St Andrews’ Castle (yes, another ruin).
As it was late in the day, the castle was now closed, so we wandered around the outside of the castle and the charming St Andrew’s lanes.
All was quiet, now that most of the tourists had left for the day.
A typical stone cottage on the way back to our car. Next stop Glenrothes for the night.