Over the years, I fear I've been remiss in not introducing you to some of the many interesting archaeological sites in NE Scotland.
In particular our area abounds in remains of Bronze and Iron Age hill forts.
So it's time to rectify my negligence and today I'm showing you Barmekin Hill Fort, where Gail took me for a walk last Saturday.
OK, so when I say 'interesting' sites, I have to admit it's a case of beauty being in the eye of the beholder, and if your eye level is only about 40 cm above your paw level, these ancient monuments could so easily be mistaken for some random pile of stones.
To give you a better idea of the layout of this particular hilltop site, I've stolen an aerial photograph from the Aberdeenshire Historical Environment records.
A more modern concrete structure, a trig point (triangulation station) is located near the centre of the concentric ramparts.
Shortly after I had done my 'pose nicely Bertie' act beside the trig point, another small party arrived on the hill and I was upstaged by Enzo the Whippet (with the help of his human companions).
One sensed that Enzo was a somewhat reluctant participant in this performance.
He didn't stay up there long.