Thursday, February 25, 2016

Second hand treasures and beautiful Burghead

One day whilst I was at work, Ken's sister Jean took him to a great antique/second hand Aladdin's cave, so of course when it got to the weekend Ken took me there.  It's called Aldearn Antiques and it's fantastic.  As you can see it's in what I think is an old church and it has so much stuff both inside and out - from bits of buildings to furniture to clothes.

There are several other areas other than the main building, and in one of the courtyards there were old trikes, and carts - you can see my beloved studying them very carefully.  If they'd had a grown up trike I may have been interested.

The inside of the rooms are literally full to the rafters of all sorts of treasures - you don't know where to look first.  

In amongst everything I spotted this Australia spoon, a very long way from home.

After we'd mooched around there for a while and resisted the temptation to buy out half the shop, we went to Burghead for a wander.  This is the little town we went to for the Burning of the Clavie (click the link to see previous post), so it was nice to have a look around in the daylight.

Windswept selfie.

Burghead harbour looking very lovely in the sunlight - don't let the sunshine fool you, as it was quite cold.

The rock face at the end of the harbour, which if you look closely at has beautiful layers of pebbles hidden within it.

These next two pictures are my attempts at arty shots involving lobster/crab pots.

This is my spot the creature shot of the day - the little dot in the middle of the picture is an eider duck (I promise it is).

Here's my beloved posing so beautifully next to a stone showing how old the wall along the harbour is (no comments about comparing ages).

A couple of boats that look like they could do with a bit of fixing up - I'm sure they're just up on land because it's winter.

The below monument is for the Shetland Bus.  This was the name given to the operation during the second world war that saw boats travelling from Shetland to German occupied Norway, to support the resistance.

This is the Bothy, a fabulous cafe in the main street of Burghead with great food, and lovely gifts to buy.  I love the writing across the top written in weird Scottish speak.  Pugsley, our little car blends in quite well with the colour scheme.

This is a very interesting deer that you pass on the way in and out of Burghead - I hope during the summer he grows some foliage.

To end our lovely day out, a rainbow.

Until next time, be good, stay safe, and say hello to a stranger.

Pamela and Ken

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