A Dreich day and Day 38 of 365

It's been what' is commonly known in these parts' as a "dreich" day. Overcast, miserable, damp and grey!! Still it didn't stop us going out and we decided that we'd take another look at Findlater castle (pronounced Fin Latter). It was built as a fortification in 1455 and is right on the Moray Firth Coast. It must have been a hell of a place to live in the winter as there is no protection that far out. They grew them hardy in those days!!!
You can get down to have a look around but the path is steep and after all the snow and rain we've had recently it was way to muddy and slippery. We'll just have to go back in the summer!!

Most of the castle had long since disappeared but the bit that is left is what (as far as we can make out) the "below stairs area". As you can see the coast line is very rocky which would have been good protection from an attack from the sea.
Once you get to the car park the first thing you see is the renovated Doocot (Dovecote/Pigeon shed!!) It was restored in 1992 and has perches for 700 pigeons but today sadly it was empty. Still it made a good shot for today's photo. Day 38 of 365

Once back and dried out if was time to crochet a bit more of my blanket and use up some raspberries in Raspberry and white chocolate muffins!!!

Not bad for a Driech day out!


  1. It was a dreich day here to Liz... Hardly stopped raining all day and I have a really bad cold so not been out today... Love the photos for today and the muffins look great - was going to make chocolate caramel squares but no syrup or condensed milk...lol... maybe just as well..have a good week...xoxo

  2. Hi Liz Sweetie...
    I was so tickled to see that you went to another fabulous place, and I got to go along too. I love looking over the edge with you at the beautiful rocks and ocean below. I could smell the sea air and feel the cool breeze on my face. How wonderful. Please thank John for allowing me to ride along.

    I would love to see what you are crocheting. Somehow I am going to learn to knit a baby blanket for my new baby to be.

    Your muffin/cupcakes look wonderful. Sounds yummy.

    Have a beautiful week sweetie. Country hugs and much love...Sherry

  3. Thats what I love so much about Scotland, so much history. Loved this post Liz, photos were great.

    We still have lots of snow and were cold and cloudy today as well.
    ......:-) Hugs

  4. those muffins look fab but where is the peak at the blanket:)

  5. Great photos, very 'moody'. Muffins look yummy! x

  6. What a lovely way to spend a day - yummy muffins too x


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