Wet Wet Wet……..

It has been raining here in Kemnay for the last 24 hours at least! Lots of problems on the roads in this areas and the river Don is also very full! The following photos are taken from more or less the same point and show the river as it was a couple of weeks ago and today. The contrast is considerable – on the one hand very slow moving and safe and now very fast moving and quite dangerous.

A few Weeks ago
What you cannot see in the photo below is the speed at which the water is flowing. But you can see that if Abbie was there today she would have been under the water level. The river today is also running very brown as opposed to the very clear water that was flowing before 😉

This brings back many memories of excitement when I would have been making preparations to get into my kayak and run the river. But that was at a time when we took to the water regularly and needed the added power to of spate conditions to provide a challenge. Hard to believe that this would have been some 20+ years ago!!!!! How time passes!

Last Morning walk with Abbie

Today is the day that Abbie goes home with Linda to Glasgow. She has been staying with us in Kemnay most of the summer and came on holiday with us to Keswick. So this morning I set out for our last morning walk together until we next meet! I thought I would post a few photos of our walk today which took us long the River bank then into Kemnay village centre and the back via the river again to Ruach ( name of our house ).

Above you see Abbie striding out as we make our way along the river bank just after leaving the house.
Above is a view of the River Don – today the water level is low and very peaceful. It is the most pleasant and relaxing place to be! You can see the reflection is vivid in this photo!

In the last photo you can see the river in the foreground and Bennachie ( Mither Tap ) in the background which today was shrouded with low cloud! Of course I did take a number of other photos which I have posted in my online gallery click here to view.