|Towards the harbour and Doonie Point|
Many of us living in the cold North (57 degrees) are feeling that we've already had more than enough snow for one Winter! We live on the coast and generally see less snow than the rest of the country. If we want snow we drive a couple of miles inland and there it is. Choices are good! This past week we haven't had any choice...only snow, snow and more snow. We forget how easy we have things. A walk in to town for some shopping is a pleasant way of keeping fit.......not through 2 foot of snow it isn't!!
|No Easy Pickings for the Seagulls|
We seem to be completely distracted from making beads and jewellery our eyes are drawn to the garden where we watch the snow fall in drifts or watch the birds in a feeding frenzy between showers.
|Cliffs to the North of Stonehaven|
|Snow Rolls in from the North East|
Everyone has been taking photographs of the snow (ourselves included). Photographs show mostly scenic country views so we thought we'd walk to the beach today and here are some of the results.
We hadn't expected to see so much snow lying on the beach itself. There was a very heavy sea running on an outgoing tide and Hannah was not tempted in for her usual swim. Very few birds foraged on the beach. It can be hard for some people to understand that our seagulls are now considered endangered and therefore protected. If you visit the beach regularly you can't help but notice how few gulls there are...unless of course you're eating fish and chips!
Doonie Point is an instantly recognisable landmark for anyone from this area, today it looked like a wobbly Victoria Sponge swimming in a sea of whipped cream! I've seldom seen Doonie with more than a dusting of snow. The roaring nor'easterly wind whips snow away before it can settle anywhere!