Cruden Bay and Slains Castle
Just to give you an idea of where I was I posted this handy dandy screenshot of a map. Dave and Pam of Aurora Guest House offered to take me from the Kinnaird Head Lighthouse back to my hostel in Aberdeen. What I did not know was on the way back I would get a chance to see a part of Scotland that I didn’t even know about and would have never gotten to see on a bus or train.
So, we stopped and took these great pictures. They had a really nice camera and me? I had my Samsung Galaxy Tablet. I broke my phone or rather shattered it to death, LED death on the palace floor at Linlithgow Palace. Lucky for me I had this tablet or no phone contact with family or any photos would have been as easy. So, even though the battery was drained on a daily, it did a really, really great job!
After checking out the Bay, we heading to castle ruins which turned out to be Slains Castle. So much later, after I got back to California and I read about the castle, I discovered that it was a possible inspiration for Bram Stoker and an inspiration for the setting of his tale, Count Dracula! It was a very famous place in the 19th century and entertained many celebrities, including Bram Stoker.
- Kinda creepy castle
- Kinda eerie when walking through the ruins
- Super cool to walk through those ruins
- Lucky Sheri to have met Dave and Pam to take me to Cruden Bay or the Bay of Cruden and to Slains Castle
- I most definitely need to go back to Aberdeen
By the end of this drive, my poor tablet died and I was not able to take any of my own pictures of the last place Dave and Pam took me before dropping me off at my hostel.
We stopped at a loch along the way
We stopped and walked around the Fittie. It depends are where you are from how it is pronounced. I placed a few links from Wikipedia so you might read about this really cool place. I did not take these pictures below, they are from the creative commons and available for use. This is just a smidge of they really cool cottages that we saw walking through the Fittie.
All and all it was an incredible day and incredible hosts! I still count myself so very lucky to have met Dave and Pam and I hope when I return I can stay at their really cool B&B.
Wikipedia contributors. (2018, June 10). Footdee. In Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia. Retrieved 21:32, June 24, 2018, from https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Footdee&oldid=845286209