Ireland day 0758. Thursday 26 October 2023- Scotland 1 *

Ireland day 0758. Thursday 26 October 2023- Scotland 1
Today’s summary Caught a flight from Dublin to Aberdeen in the early afternoon and were met by friends who drove us up to their cottage in the Cairngorms for three days of R&R.   It’s bliss!
Today’s weather Dry and bright in Dublin, heavily overcast and raining hard in Aberdeen.  Moderate south easterly wind.  Appx 7c
Today’s overview location
(The blue mark shows the location of our route)
Close-up location
(The blue line shows where we walked)
(No GPX today)

(Summary blog only.   Last full blog was Day 0368).

A shorter blog than normal today.   We have come over to Scotland to stay with a couple of friends up in the Cairngorm mountains for a few days.   We leave on Sunday.

Most of the day was taken up with getting here, actually.   Starting with the 11:02 am no. 102 bus from Malahide to the airport, then a short flight (in a tiny plane with propellers!) to Aberdeen where we were picked up by friends at the airport, then an hour’s drive west up into the mountains.

It’s absolutely lovely here – fresh air, peace and quiet, and beautiful scenery.   OK it’s pouring with rain but that just adds to the atmosphere.   Right now we’re sitting by the log fire and enjoying a glass of bubbly with our friends before dinner.   Life doesn’t get much better than this.

Today’s photos (click to enlarge)

Waiting for the bus.   A nice morning in Malahide Excited holidaymakers!
At Dublin airport.  This is the lovely Terminal 1 entrance Great view of Lambay Island shortly after take-off
Our tiny ATR-72 aeroplane taking us to Aberdeen.   Despite the alarmingly small size, it was a surprisingly smooth flight.
Interactive map

(No map today)

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