Long time readers will know that I have been a regular participant in the annual Grampian Tibet Support Group sponsored walk.
Traditionally, the event has taken place in early July, but this year they waited until September, last Sunday in fact, so the University of Aberdeen students could attend. And what a good idea that turned out to be.
We always have a lovely day, and this one was no exception.
The walk started in Gourdon, a wee fishing village about 25 miles south of Aberdeen.
Look, here I am, leading out the merry pack, young and old.
We headed south along the coastal path to Johnshaven, where the weather was warm enough (just) for the group to enjoy a picnic lunch.
From Johnshaven we turned inland and uphill and walked along a grassy footpath. I was way ahead of slowcoach Gail at this point, so do not feature in the photo.
Where the path was too overgrown, we tramped through the adjacent field. I want you to know that the only reason I am not still leading the pack here is that barley stubble is mighty uncomfortable on WFT paws.
It was thirsty work too, but I'm pleased to say the students were all being so kind an encouraging.
We had a snoop around the old mill at Benholm before returning to the coast path.
And of course I posed nicely for more photos at the end of the walk, still looking sprightly and relatively clean after nine miles!