Earlier in the day I did go down and it was raining. But it was warm and little wind even then.
We then drove to Strichen.
Strichen is a village in Aberdeenshire, Scotland. It sits on the A981, connecting it to New Deer 7.2 miles (12 km) to the southwest and Fraserburgh 8 miles (13 km) to the north-northeast, and the B9093, connecting it to New Pitsligo about four miles due west. The village got its name from Lord Strichen. It is situated on the River Ugie at the foothills of Mormond Hill. The Strichen White Horse is constructed of quartz on Mormond Hill, some 1500 m Northeast of Strichen. Wikepedia.
Scotland's former First Minister, Rt Hon Alex Salmond MP, lives in a converted mill in the village with his wife Moira.
Author and screenwriter Lorna Moon was born in Strichen in 1886. Her 1925 collection of short stories Doorways in Drumorty was written when she lived in Hollywood and is based upon her memories of Strichen. Her 1929 novel Dark Star also features scenes of Strichen and Aberdeenshire.
Alex Salmond is now a Westminster MP. But still lives in the village.
We were visiting the church where the art exhibition was drawing to a close.
Red dots indicate the painting has been sold. There were none on any of my entries. Huh.
From there we went to the Old Auction House. Newly transformed from being an
Auction House into a cafe, florist, antiques, and a barber!
No need to water the plants. Further up the coast they had hail!
Now it is to be an early night.