The above picture is of Banff. The Bridge over the River Deveron. And thats the way in for me coming from the South. I also drive through Macduff, which has a harbour where they build boats.
and repair them.
Banff likes to think of itself a bit more upmarket than Macduff. Needless to say I far prefer Macduff.
However, I concentrated my visit on Banff today. Both towns put on the Coast Festival. A celebration of arts, crafts, music, and loads of other stuff.
Like musicians wandering about playing clarinets, oboe, and if I had stayed long enough I am sure someone would have come along with an accordion, also present while I was there was a very small pipe band, and really tickled me that the leader had a Yorkshire accent. This I witnessed whilst trying to extricate my car from the public car park, as they were practising in the bit that said "LEAVE CLEAR" , for people like me wanting to use the space to reverse then leave..... Not easy trying to avoid killing a wee drummer. Who was being shouted at by the Yorkshire Leader, "Dont you strop on me."
The reason I concentrated on Banff was that friends of mine were exhibiting in an empty shop there. This empty shop would make a fantastic permanent art gallery, being huge and all white walls. It was 'Bargainland'. But the bargains ? Well it went bust.
Not the best photo, but this was a woman playing the clarinet. At Banff Castle, which to be honest, just looks like a house.
Next to me at another table, I was having coffee and a cake, was this chap telling stories/poems.
I returned home having missed loads, but its on tomorrow as well.
The DP was clearing more of the cut hay (ex wildflower meadow) and later having had a text message shot off to see a pod of Killer Whales, it all happens here.
So I did a bit of painting. Having seen some of what was on offer today, at vast amounts of money, I felt I should....
I had my own coast festival of what is on my coast.