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Ode to Aberdeen

Oh and another blonde moment

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Yesterday (Wednesday) I made the train trip from Edinburgh to Aberdeen.
What absolutely stunning countryside !!
Its just so green, its such a different green from what we see, its so rich and vibrant.

I got into Aberdeen and messaged Chris who is my first couchsurfing host. He has set the bar very high. He picked me up from the station and took me to his place. Its the most gorgeous cottage in an old fishing village on the sea.

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Chris, Ryan, Russell and the two dogs Milo and Max have been so welcoming and generous.

After I settled in and dropped my bags off, it was up to the main street for a bit of a wander and I also bought myself a couple of jumpers.
We headed home for a dinner of Chinese and a bottle or three of wine.
Lots of chatting, watched the English version of The Apprentice and partook of the couch.

Today we went for a run out the to west of Aberdeen. Again absolutely stunning countryside. We stopped in at Glenbruchet Castle, not huge, but very interesting. It always amazes me how the built these castles so long ago and even more so how they lived in them.

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It was a bit of a rush home as I had to get the ferry at 6.30. On the way home we passed the dock and strange, strange .. no ferry was there. I'm starting to panic thinking I had the wrong time but we where home in a couple of minutes. I run in and check my email ... no no I had the right time ... whoops !! Chris points out I had the wrong day .. my booking is for tomorrow .. doh !
Cue blonde moment and embarrassment as I ask to borrow the couch for another night.

Ah well, thats life. I don't know how I got it wrong and I feel like a complete dill, but at least now I will double check dates with days ;)

Posted by towander 11:15 Archived in Scotland

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