Happy Spring everyone! Yesterday was a glorious day, and I think Aberdeen was one of the warmest places in Britain, at 17 C, which is in the low/mid 60s. It’s the warmest I’ve been for months, and it felt absolutely tropical! In the morning I took the train to Stonehaven for an appointment, and I thought I would show you this lovely seaside town. Stonehaven is 15 minutes south of Aberdeen by train, on the North Sea. The train journey along the coast is beautiful:
You might be surprised to know that there is a herd of bison that lives along here:
Apparently their meat is very good, and they obviously survived the bitter winter just fine. This was the best picture I could get of coming into Stonehaven. The town is in a wide bay nestled into hills rising around:
The town centre is busy, with the sea lying beyond. The houses and buildings are mostly made of red sandstone – not so much from granite, as in Aberdeen.
The River Carron is one of the waterways that runs down the hills, through the town, and into the sea. A year and a half ago Stonehaven suffered dreadful flooding when record-breaking rain filled up the rivers, and the high incoming tide pushed the water back into the town.
Across from the river is a fabulous restored Art Deco restaurant:
But yesterday I had no time to dally in an Art Deco way – it was back to Aberdeen, via the lovely Victorian train station:
Today it’s cloudy and potentially rainy as well. But that’s spring for you – enjoy whatever spring brings you, wherever you are!