Monday, March 26, 2012

Muir of Dinnet/Burn O' Vat

Saturday afternoon we headed out to an area called Dinnet, located about 45 minutes west of Aberdeen. There are two lochs (better known to us as lakes), Loch Kinord and Loch Davan, that are both leftovers from the last Ice Age. As the glaciers melted, two huge lumps of ice got stranded here; the lochs formed in the dents they left behind. We did a short walk along the edge of Loch Kinord; the main reason for this trip was to find a hidden Aberdeenshire treasure! Near the lochs is a granite cauldron known as the Burn O' Vat. Again, formed as the ice and glacier melted 14,000 years ago!
Loch Kinord
Take 3, I finally get a smile!

Such a peaceful place this Scotland is!

Entrance to the Vat


Oh and I forgot to mention that it was 65 degrees on Saturday and 70 degrees on Sunday! Sunday we managed to make it to the beach and driving range. I didn't get pictures on Sunday but a friend did so hopefully they'll be a post on that too!

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Sunday Drivin'

One of our favorite things about living in Scotland is being able to hop in the car and drive. Sunday, the weather was perfect and we new we wanted to get out and enjoy the sunshine; so, we did just that. We had a very loose game, get out and walk around, drive, get some lunch, walk some more, drive some more. It's really pretty simple and you see some amazing scenery along the way.
Queen's View

River Don

The daffodils grow wild here, like the bluebonnets in Texas
We saw pheasants everywhere
baby sheep
I want one!

Spring is on it's way, I can't wait for all of the trees and flowers to start blooming! We've had some uncharacteristic weather (lots of sunshine and temps in the high 50s and 60s) in Scotland but I'm not complaining, I just hope it doesn't mean that winter comes in July!