Sunday 30 May 2021

Was she fibbing?

I saw this photo on Gail's phone a few days ago and I thought she was fibbing when she claimed she'd been out on another bike ride with her friends in NE Scotland.

Surely she had taken a quick flight to a beach somewhere warm and sunny. Portugal perhaps? 

But then I saw a second photo and concluded perhaps she hadn't been fibbing after all. 

Gail says the photos were taken on the coast at Whitehills, near Banff. And now it's perhaps the turn of my Canadian readers to be confused! They will be wondering what has happened to the Rocky Mountains. Very rapid erosion perhaps? Swallowed by a subduction zone?

Just to clarify - Banff in Scotland (the original Banff, incidentally) really is by the sea, and has lovely beaches nearby. Or so I'm told, although I'm still waiting to be taken there...

Meanwhile here's a picture of me bouncing along the bonnie banks of the River Dee yesterday afternoon, when Aberdeen was a chilly and haar enshrouded 12ÂșC but ten miles inland at Drumoak we entered a different and delightful climate zone.

To be honest, I don't so often feel bouncy these days. But I still have my moments! 


  1. Hari OM
    I am glad Gail was around to record that bounce, then Bertie lad!!! Gotta tell you, today has dawned very bright indeed and I believe it might actually be (whispers) **warm** as the day progresses. Not there yet, but working on it. Here's hoping it's around for at least week. You know why! Hugs and wag,s YAM-aunty xxx

  2. Bertie, you look fabulous in that last photo, and just like a bouncing pup! We hope that you have many more moments, and lots more bounce.
    Gail's photo really does look like the Mediterranean, but maybe your sea isn't quite so warm! Yesterday our local beach was very busy, and lots of people were in the sea, so we know summer has finally come!

    Inca xx

  3. There is nothing like lovely warm weather and a walk with Gail to put a bounce in your step, Bertie.

  4. Dearest Bertie what a glorious day Gail and friends had for a Banff Bike Ride.
    Precious friend I did so enjoy your photo of Bouncy Bertie with the sun shining and a breeze thru your WFT furs.
    Sending hugs and love
    Cecilia and Bryan

  5. It looks like you are having a stretch of nice weather with the sun shining on you, Bertie. We're glad to see you still can bounce a little.

  6. We're glad you got some nice sunny days to enjoy.

  7. We love that last photo of you, Bertie! The cooler temps can definitely give you bouncy sparks of energy!

  8. We didn't know our Banff was named after yours, but aren't surprised as settlers brought a lot of names with them.

  9. You are looking quite spiffy there, Bertie. We had you have a lot of bounce in your step for a long time to come.

    Woos - Lightning, Misty, and Timber

  10. we love your bouncing place.. it looks a little like a painting by bob ross.. but we wonder why he never had pups in his pics... that's a big fat minus we think

  11. I'm glad you still have your moments - and looking very dapper in your neckerchief too

  12. What beautiful blue sky, and the sun on your furs in that last photo made us all smile!!
    Arty and the Gang

  13. I love seeing you bounce, Bertie.

  14. You look sooooo happy bouncing through the meadow! We wish we could run with you!

    Rosie and Redford