Friday, 3 January 2020

Another day struggling with my breathing.  Tiring.  So to the Prom for the good sea air.

The Good Sea Air was just a bit stronger than I like.  From off shore and creating Spindrift.

People walking on the beach.

The Gull Gang returning.

A Herring Gull, Skurry.

Our youngest decided to walk home along the Formartine and Buchan way.  This was a railway line.  

Opened in the early 1990s, the Formartine and Buchan Way runs along the former route of the railway that extended from Dyce on the fringes of Aberdeen north to Maud, where it split with branches heading to both Fraserburgh and Peterhead.
The line was a victim of the 1960s Beeching cuts, though it continued to carry freight to Peterhead until 1970 and to Fraserburgh until 1979. The Buchan Countryside Group began the work of reopening the route as a cycleway and footpath in 1987. Today the route offers a peaceful walking route through pleasant, lowland countryside and rich farmland.
Just up from our house the path crosses the lane.  So the intention was to leave the path there and walk down to our house.  But it was overshot.  Finally arrived as it was dark!
I managed a visit to the Shedudio and did a drawing of a Wren.

Certainly got a few now to begin to add watercolour to.
The DP fitted the siren machine to the chariot.

I will try and get a video with sound for you!  Great fun.


Chris said...

Can't wait to hear the siren. Glad to see you have got your artistic mojo back.

Laurie said...

That’s wild water today , you be careful you don’t get blown away, you might end up here in Canada, but , you’re welcome here anytime lol,,

mamasmercantile said...

The sea looked wild it as here too today, the winds are blowing a gale.

wherethejourneytakesme said...

As Chris says glad you are getting back into the painting. Interesting snippet about the railway. We had a line from town to our village - they closed it long ago and have recently built a Morrisons on the site of the station so no going back now!