Pennan – famous from film Local Hero

Its weekend – no need for international travel which is really nice. Mary and I went for a car run around the Moray Firth Coast and stopped at the village of Pennan. This is a very nice location for a stop over. An old village which is placed right on the coast line not far from Crovie where we holiday’d last October. I did have the camera with me and took a few photo’s which are available for viewing via the link below

Click here to see some photos of Pennan Village.

Here is one photo which I particularly enjoy, it shows a fisherman painting the mast of his boat – this brings back many memories of my younger years when I used to spend my summer months working at the harbour at Fraserburgh where I had a job painting fishing boats! This is far removed from my current life style which is dominated with visited to international locations and much air travel. In places like this time almost seems to stand still 😉

Holiday – Crovie October 2007

We have just returned from a very enjoyable and relaxing holiday at Crovie.

Crovie is a coastal village on the Moray Firth coast of Aberdeenshire. It was like taking a few steps back in time I have to say. For a start you cannot drive your car to the door of the cottage – you have to carry your belongings along a narrow path which is between the houses and the beach and is at times no more then about 1.5 meters wide. A wheel barrow is provided for each house to assist with this process. Here is a picture of the cottage taken just as we were arriving. We stayed in the terracotta coloured one.

The cottage was very comfortable inside as can be seen in the next photo.

Most nights we were treated to a stunning sunset which we tried to capture with the camera. To be honest the camera simply does not do the scene any real justice – here is one of my attempts.

We had a really enjoyable week and certainly managed to ‘chill’ a lot! A delight to be in a location where mobile phones don’t really work very well. It’s amazing how much we seem to depend on that technology these days! I suspect that we will be back there again sometime in the not too distant future 😉

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