Côte d’Azur – Monaco and Eze

A day trip galavanting along the French Riviera towards Monaco. Looking out across the glittering Mediterranean twenty kilometres east of Nice is the municipality of Monaco. The second smallest independent state after the Vatican but no less ostentatious.  An area favoured by the world’s glitterati.   First a stop to Fragonard a perfume and soap factory. Since…

Cote d’Azur – Cannes

Day in Cannes by train for a change of scene. Its only about 5 euros and takes about 40 minutes relaxing at the views of the coast.  Not much planned except have a wander and take in the vibe The splendid La Croisette promenade.  The perfect platform for watching the world.  walk from end of…

Turquoise Jewels of the Côte d’Azur – Nice

A few days sampling the delights of the Côte d’Azur. First stop Nice. I love a wander around a market and Nice has plenty on offer Marché Aux Fleurs (flowers, food and antiques) Puces de Nice (antiques) Place Saint-François (fish) Place Garibaldi (antiques) Place du Palais de Justice (second-hand books and antiques/arts and crafts) Quai de…

Wandering in the Monymusk Estate

Always on the look out for new routes to wander through.  Monymusk is a pretty village on the edge of Monymusk Estate.  Monymusk House sits proudly near the River Don and there was a great walk admiring Bennachie in the background along through the estate and back to the village.

Magical Dunnottar Castle

I’m not going to lie, there are a few castles kicking about up here, but this one is quite special.  A perfect day for a wander from Stonehaven Harbour up the coastal path to the castle and back.  Take a detour to Black Hill war memorial on route and enjoy the views. Its about 4…