Emma’s car needed to go into the garage for some warranty recall thing, and the garage is in Elgin which is a little over an hour away from Aberdeen, so it called for an early start on Saturday, and I wasn’t best pleased with that.
It was absolutely pouring down one Sunday not too long ago, when I decided to go in a little mood because I was sick to death of the rain, and just wanted to go outside and explore for a change.
The Scottish coast is lined with small villages like Pennan, which are just sat perfectly with their single row of coloured homes, and their small harbour, and they usually only have a single track road into them down what feels like the steepest hill know to man.
But Pennan has a very famous red phone box in the heart of the village, which film enthusiasts travel from all over the world to make a phone call from, as Pennan was one of the main locations in the 1980’s film Local Hero.
A friend from work told me about this abandoned outdoor swimming pool in Tarlair which is up in Macduff, so myself and Emma decided to head up there a couple of weekends ago. However, I didn’t actually do any digging before I went, so when we got there, there was basically a fun day going on, which included barbecues, bouncy castles, and all that kinda sh*t, so it was a bit of a wasted journey.
For our HANON x Diadora V7000 “Inter City” collaboration the other month, and with it being inspired by rail travel, I dragged Emma out one night to explore the dark and dingey tunnels and car parks around Aberdeen’s train station.
I must admit, I never used to spend much time in the city centre, and I wasn’t exactly the biggest fan of it in all it’s greyness, but after working in the city centre for the last 10 months or so, I’ve become extremely fond of the city and all grey it has to offer!
I’m forever spending too much of my life on Instagram looking at all these great photographers visiting these amazing places in Scotland, and that’s exactly what I was doing one night a couple weekends ago when we were up in Fochabers at the caravan when I spotted someone paying a visit to the Well of Lecht Mine, and it looked awesome just nestled in the hills!
We were heading back down to Aberdeen on the Sunday, and I wanted to take a swing past Craigellachie Bridge, so I managed to persuade Emma to then carry on down those really long “tourist routes” home so we could head past Lecht and check out the mine.
Before you read any further, this post mainly came to be because of Pokemon… but that’s definitely not a bad thing!
Aberdeen beach is an absolute hot spot for Pokemon apparently, and loads of people can be found at the park at Fittie camped out playing the game until the early hours of the morning, but I didn’t believe it was actually a thing, so we went down for a wander to investigate.
There’s no pictures of said people playing Pokemon unfortunately, but we were treated to some lovely colours in the sky, so I snapped that while Emma tried to catch a Pidgey or something.