Like most of the country this week, the weather has been, at best unpredictable and at worst, downright bad. It looked like we were going to miss yet another week but as things improved marginally into the afternoon we decided that a quick run down to Crathes Castle would give us the option of wandering around one of the waymarked walks in the grounds or, if the weather didn't behave, we could always retire to the cafe and drink coffee and eat stuff!
The Ley Way, (now I know where the name came from), starts in the gardens of the castle and follows what appears to be the perimeter of the grounds. There are exotic trees all over the estate and I very quickly got fed up photographing yet another South American pine or other so this is the only one I'm posting - and I don't know what it is!
|Steps leading up to Caroline's Garden|
|I'd tell you what this bush was if I knew|
|This looked like a location for Lord of the Rings!|
|Banchory with Scolty Hill on the left|
|Adventures in the treetops.......|
|......but not for us!|
|B.P. sponsored boardwalk|
|Doing my twitcher bit|