Hopeman Bay, Moray

Easter 2017 started with a trip to Hopeman to pick up a VW camper from Moray Firth Campers to head off to do a bit of the NC500.  I never need an excuse to visit this beach as its one of my favourites on the Moray Firth Coast.  These beautifully decorated beach huts are one of the reasons this beach is so special.  Each one is lovingly decorated and personalised and adds a pop of colour to the golden sands and dunes. This beach reminds me of summer holidays to my Aunties house in Eastbourne which was a stones throw from a pebble covered beach just like this but without the dunes.  Maybe this is why I love the beach so much, happy times!1R5A8532-Edit-Edit1R5A8534-Edit1R5A8536-Edit1R5A8527-Edit1R5A8530-Edit-Edit1R5A8524-Edit1R5A8525-Edit1R5A8544-Edit

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Beautiful Deeside

A day out of the office today to stretch the legs and get the 10,000 steps in, which can be a challenge some days.  Great company and a picnic packed from a take out from spider on a bicycle in Aboyne and we were all set.  There a few walking routes in the Glen Tanar Estate so off we set.  Such a beautiful tranquil location and such a stunning reflective pool.  Here are a few pictures of the day and hooray! 10075 steps

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Loch Ewe, Wester Ross

A glorious day for exploring round  Loch Ewe and Poolewe and Aultbea and  Rua Reidh Lighthouse.  I have a thing about red rusty buildings and these look beautiful nestled into the landscape contrasting with the blue skies

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Drawing Saltires in the sky

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Built in 1912 by David A Stevenson, Rua Reidh Lighthouse, stands at the entrance to Loch Ewe

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