Aberdeenshire contains an abundance of charismatic fishing villages nestled below the cliffs with one road in and out that are entirely hidden until one is right above them. These are built gable-end facing the weather and waves without a garden, so washing lines are placed out front. Crovie is the prettiest and proves that the charm of any place we live is exponentially magnified when cars are kept at bay.
Steps to Gardenstown Harbour, Aberdeenshire, Scotland.
Crovie I, Aberdeenshire, Scotland.
With no garden washing lines are placed out front in Crovie, Aberdeenshire, Scotland.
Last light over Green Kaims from Strahangles Point, Aberdeenshire, Scotland.
Sunset over The Moray Firth from Strahangles Point, Aberdeenshire, Scotland.
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Firmly into the Doric Scots language region.
Thought I’d get to a town tonight but it’s been slow progress up and down pathless cliffs and over innumerable barbed wire fences so dinner and breakfast is all my remaining food: a spoon of peanut butter and a single sachet of sugar. Buy hey I’ve got 4G!
Camp at Strahangles Point, Aberdeenshire, Scotland.
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Doric is,I think,a Germanic dialect and might be mutually intelligible with English in the same way Flemish and Dutch are which is to say virtually the same language.Your map doesn’t cover,or perhaps it did but you couldn’t fit it in, another Scottish language,Norn a Scandinavian language spoken up in the Orkneys and Shetlands.Then there’s Pictish a Celtic language but different from Gaelic as it comes from the same Celtic group as Welsh and Breton whereas Gaelic comes from Irish.Pictish is extinct like it’s probable English relative Cumbric.Although there’s a little doubt about Pictish and some people think that it might have been more closely related to Irish than Welsh so a sort of proto Gaelic.The east coast of Scotland is much neglected except for the bit between Aberdeen and Dunbar yet is as beautiful as the west coast in it’s own way.One place I want to visit on the east coast is the Isle of May.