Wednesday, 5 August 2015

A walk to the beach

It occurred to me the other day that, although we live less than two miles from the Aberdeen City Beach, whenever we visit it, we always go by car. So I suggested on Sunday that perhaps we could walk there just this once.

Gail raised an eyebrow, said this was hardly the most scenic of walks, and despite being August it wasn't exactly beach weather, but if I insisted, then it was OK by her.

I did insist. So off we went.

We headed north through Ferryhill,

Then down past (but thankfully not into) the Veterinary Surgery,

And eastwards across to the harbour.

OK I admit the tanks of drilling mud at Regents Quay are not picturesque,

But finally we made it to 'Fittie', Aberdeen's quaint old fishing settlement, which is...

….Right by the beach! 

Hooray. Time for a run! 

Here we see some Staffie owners sporting typical Aberdeen beachwear (if you zoom in you might spot the goose pimples on the bare calves...)

By the amusement arcades and cafes the gull are poised to swoop.

The funfair was in full swing as we set off back inland,

We returned via the City Centre, 

 To admire the Union Street's granite buildings (and ignore its derelict shops).

By the Music Hall we turned on to Crown Street and past the former Post Office building,

 Full marks to the Brentwood Hotel for their bright display of geraniums.

And finally it's onto the home straight.

Well I enjoyed the walk anyway. I hope you did too.


  1. Looks like a good walk even if it are not what I'd think of as beach weather.

  2. Fank you Bertie, mum and Dad used to visit Aberdeen often when they lived in Scotland and seeing your photos brought back happy memories, mum's of the fabric shops and Dads of buying his first posh stereo!!!!!!
    Loves and licky kisses
    Princess Leah xxx

  3. Bertie you are a super tour guide, that was great to see your town and your beach :o) btw: what had the man next to the goosebump-woman in his hand? I hope that wasn't a part of the doggie :o)
    easy rider

  4. Great tour Bertie! We will have to remember to bring snugglies when we come to visit!

    Gus n Teka

  5. BERTIE I think you and Gail must have walked 87 miles...but boy oh boy what a great set of photos you have. We loved the colorful geraniums too. Mom says she is itching to get her feets in the sand now.
    Hugs madi your bfff
    PS you wouldn't get goosebumps here it was 83 at 10pm last night

  6. aberdeen beach ware made me smile

    retro rover

  7. Hari OM
    A fine forage through by Fittie!!! The flowers are definitely the bright spot - though I appreciated the view of the docks with all the boats...and the fair looks like it is lacking the fun of anyone actually using it! It really has been a forgettable summer - but you are making the most of it regardless Bertie lad; good to see!!! Hugs and wags, YAM-aunty xxx

  8. Thank you for sharing your walk with us. Scotland is going to be our peeps 2017 or 2018 trip!

  9. Bertie - Had to be a Sunday with that little traffic about. Looks tropical in comparison with the weather they've been having on Mull.

  10. That's a grreat walk!! I can't believe your momma insists you DRIVE it all the time. Silly humans.

  11. We think convincing the woman to walk was the perfect idea Bertie. Hope she didn't complain the entire way
    Lily & Edward

  12. That was a wonderful walkie!!! Your beach weather looks a whole lot like our beach weather!!
    Dory, Jakey, Arty & Bilbo

  13. I love to see where you live, Bertie. So interesting, and so different from our current residence. Your streets are very clean.

  14. Love the "typical" beachwear!!

    Ruby and Otto

  15. Knowing so little of Aberdeen I enjoyed the tour Bertie. I think that those might be petunias offering up the vibrant colour Bertie. Whatever they are, a lovely display!

    1. Er, yes, petunias. You are of course right Craig!

  16. Thanks for showing us around Aberdeen Bertie! I has never been, although I has been near it. Did you know TND used to work there? Or well, off the shore there on the oil rigs.
    Oh, pee ess, well done with the cute puppy! She looks very adorable and annoying!
    ~lickies, Ludo!

  17. Hi Bertie,
    I must say, I really envy your walk!
    Such a lovely place.

    Oh, and my name is Suri. Hope we can be furriends?