Last weekend I visited Lisa in Aberdeen and although Sunday and Monday were rained out, we did make a nice trip to Dunnottar Castle on Saturday afternoon - I was virtually back on the bus south again to Stonehaven after 12 hours overnight from London! Dunnottar Castle is probably best described on the castle's website (www.dunnottarcastle.co.uk) as "a dramatic and evocative ruined cliff top fortress in a truly stunning setting". Seabirds have started returning to nest on the cliffs and I made some sound recordings of duetting Fulmars (Fulmarus glacialis). Below is small excerpt to listen to (with breeding calls from a distant Herring Gull in the background).
Photos: Dunnottar Castle, Stonehaven War Memorial, Stonehaven harbour at night.
wouldn't mind shutting myself away there for a few months Fraser, no barking dogs, noisy kids, lawnmowers, chainsaws, reversing beeps...... and all the other racket i have to live with..bliss!
I agree! It was the polar opposite of London life too!
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