Aberdeen Travel Blog› entry 6 of 31 › view all entries
I didn't sleep terribly well during the night, but it was more worrying if my phone alarm would go off. Of course it did, and so I was up for the day, which looked sunnier than the news was predicting.
I got ready and went down for my Scottish breakfast. I was greeted by the friendly staff while I ate my sausage, egg, mushrooms, tomato and black pudding. I'd never had black pudding before, but it reminded me of the French-Canadian creton, which fortunately I like! As much as I liked my breakfast, I couldn't finish it. I think my body is at its limit for such a big breakfast so often. I was considering just having porridge the next day!
After breakfast, I relaxed for a bit before heading out. I had decided to walk in the direction of the hairdressers (I had an appointment the next day before the wedding) to see how long it would take me to walk there.
I made my way to the bus and figured out which one to take to go to the beach.
About a half hour later I was at the beach! Not exactly swimming weather with the wind and heavy breakers, so I contented myself with at least walking on the sand (not barefoot though, too bloody cold!).
Not long after taking some pictures, I had to quickly find shelter as a brief rain storm swept in.
Once my bus arrived, I headed back into town and did a bit of shopping...well, mostly looking as there wasn't much that caught my eye! I stopped for lunch in one of the malls and had a steak pie (the girl had said there were veggies in there, but I didn't find any!) with chips (aka french fries) and some turnip (maybe that was the veggie she was referring to?) from "A Taste of Scotland".
I wandered some more after that, and since it seemed that I wouldn't be seeing my friend after all and the rain was on again, I decided to visit the Provost Skene House my friend had pointed out to me the other day.
It's a lovely and well preserved building, and admission is free. The "Painted Room" is quite interesting with Catholic-themed paintings on the ceiling, which was unusual for the time it was painted since the Reformation was on.
Once I was done with my visit, I decided to stop for some tea and a scone in the Cellar Café Bar, which is literally in the old cellar area of the house. It was sooo nice to have a wee break from all my standing and walking, especially so with a nice, buttered fruit scone!
Finished my snack, I made my way out to the rainy streets and did some more shopping, this time actually buying a few things.
Shopped out, I grabbed some Chinese takeaway from a restaurant called Yangtze River: yummy chicken kung po and sticky rice.
I took it back to the B&B, taking care of a few things before taking it easy for the evening since there was a busy day coming up!