Day 344: Gardenstown to Strahangles Point – Crovie, Gannetry and Pennan

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Banffshire, Scotland

Date of walk: 3/9/19

Boxes. Gardenstown, Aberdeenshire, Scotland.

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.

Crovie II, Aberdeenshire, Scotland.

Beautiful car-free Crovie. Aberdeenshire, Scotland.

Phone Box, Crovie, Aberdeenshire, Scotland.

Crovie III, Aberdeenshire, Scotland.

Crovie IV, Aberdeenshire, Scotland.

Washing line and phone box in Crovie, Aberdeenshire, Scotland.

Crovie making use of every inch of buildable land. Aberdeenshire, Scotland.

Farewell Crovie. Aberdeenshire, Scotland.

Troup Head Gannetry I, Aberdeenshire, Scotland.

Troup Head Gannetry II, Aberdeenshire, Scotland.

Troup Head Gannetry III, Aberdeenshire, Scotland.

Effectively camouflaged young gannets, Troup Head Gannetry IV, Aberdeenshire, Scotland.

Troup Head Gannetry V, Aberdeenshire, Scotland.

Troup Head Gannetry VI, Aberdeenshire, Scotland.

Troup Head Gannetry VII, Aberdeenshire, Scotland.

Troup Head Gannetry VIII, Aberdeenshire, Scotland.

Troup Head Gannetry IX, Aberdeenshire, Scotland.

Troup Head Gannetry X, Aberdeenshire, Scotland.

Troup Head Gannetry XI, Aberdeenshire, Scotland.

Pennan from Castle Point, Aberdeenshire, Scotland.

Approaching Pennan, Aberdeenshire, Scotland.

Pennan Bay, Aberdeenshire, Scotland.

Landslip near Castle Point, Aberdeenshire, Scotland.

Nethermill, Aberdeenshire, Scotland.

Pennan I, Aberdeenshire, Scotland.

Pennan Harbour, Aberdeenshire, Scotland

Pennan II, Aberdeenshire, Scotland.

Pennan seafront, Aberdeenshire, Scotland.

A slice of Pennan, Aberdeenshire, Scotland.

Pennan gables, Aberdeenshire, Scotland. theperimeter.uk

Farewell Pennan, Aberdeenshire, Scotland.

Wether Lairs, Aberdeenshire, Scotland.

Above Wether Lairs, Aberdeenshire, Scotland.

Last light over Green Kaims from Strahangles Point, Aberdeenshire, Scotland.

Sunset over The Moray Firth from Strahangles Point, Aberdeenshire, Scotland.



You don’t say!

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.

Down to the harbour at Gardenstown.
The path between Gardenstown and Crovie.
Crovie from the pier.
Along the seafront at Crovie.
What a din! Looking from the clifftops at the mainland’s only Gannet colony at Troup Head.
Knobbly ground at Wether Lairs.
Sunset at Sidegate, Strahangles Point.
Sunset from Strahangles Point.
Night congeals at Strahangles Point, Aberdeenshire
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One thought on “Day 344: Gardenstown to Strahangles Point – Crovie, Gannetry and Pennan”

  1. Kevan Hubbard says:

    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.

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