Heading off for a short break, we chose Stonehaven just south of Aberdeen as the weather forecast looks good there. The site is excellent, right on the seafront and a very short walk into town. New site facilities make this a very comfortable place to stay. Nice.
Dunnottar Castle is top of our list to visit here and can be walked to from the town. They allow dogs to visit too so that’s a bonus, Brodie will love it! Dunnottar Castle is a ruined medieval fortress perched upon a rocky headland. Very dramatic. William Wallace, Mary Queen of Scots, the Marquis of Montrose and the future King Charles II, all visited here so we join an illustrious line of guests and troop in to explore and we love every moment.
Feeling hungry we head along to Castleton Shop and Cafe, which came highly recommended by a friend. We were not disappointed – yum! From there we headed south along the coast to the very beautiful St Cyrus beach, home to an RSPB reserve – St Cyrus National Nature Reserve . Well worth a visit, I loved the vast expanse of this beach and the long line of fascinating twisted driftwood. I collected a bucketload to take home to be turned into something magical.
We even squeezed in a short visit to Steptoe’s Yard that day, a real Alladin’s Cave of a junkyard. We thought it a shame that they haven’t protected the majority of their items from the elements and the furniture indoors was stacked so high that you couldn’t really see things properly.
We returned to Lizzie, tired but happy and to top it all, the weather has been amazing today!