Day 341: River Spey to Portknockie – Puns, Buckie, Findochty, & Coastal Goals

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Banffshire, Scotland
Date of walk: 30/8/19

Portgordon, Moray, Scotland.

‪Beige pebbledash and concrete are wrestling for dominance in Portgordon, the same hues as today’s sky. The only vibrancy is from the scarlet Tennent’s ‘T’ sign outside the pub. There’s a threadbare stool supporting a rusty tin full of cigarette butts by the door.‬ Pebbledash may be unsurpassed in economy and longevity, but I’m suspicious there’s some Calvinist pleasure to be had by uglifying the handsome houses underneath. I pass a boat in Findochty harbour named Nauti Buoy with a car parked nearby with the number plate F15SHY.

Bank Street, Buckie, Moray, Scotland.

Wave breakers, Portgordon, Moray, Scotland.

Fertile sprouting of dryers, Buckie, Moray, Scotland.

Buckie Bowling Club, Moray, Scotland.

Cluny Harbour, Buckie, Moray, Scotland.

Reserved for Club Members. Buckie, Moray, Scotland.

Coastal Goals, Findochty, Moray, Scotland.

Findochty Harbour I, Moray, Scotland.

Nauti Buoy, Findochty, Moray, Scotland.

Findochty Harbour II, Moray, Scotland.

Findochty Harbour III, Moray, Scotland.

Port & starboard. Findochty, Moray, Scotland.

Findochty I, Moray, Scotland.

Findochty Harbour V, Moray, Scotland.

Findochty II, Moray, Scotland.

New Street I, Findochty, Moray, Scotland.

House detail, Findochty, Moray, Scotland.

New Street II, Findochty, Moray, Scotland.

Across the Moray Firth from Findochty, Moray, Scotland.

Church of Scotland, Findochty, Moray, Scotland.

Essential equipment for sleeping beside a noisy river with long summer nights.

An abundance of fine puns in Findochty.

Is this a shed or a truck? And look at those crenellations!

It was a windy one last night but I slept like a log beside the logs next to the Spey.
Dry conditions only pitch by the Spey.

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