First on our sight-seeing tour was the Maritime Museum which I had already seen, but Toby had not. Part of the museum is in an old church and part of it is in the Provost Ross House. From there we went to the Provost Skene House which I had seen earlier. Toby was impressed with it. I took this picture of the tower and the sun dial. Since the sun was shining bright today, it was a perfect day for walking. We headed down to the beach area where there were lots of parks and things for family entertainment. I loved the beach area. It would have been great in warmer weather. People were out walking their dogs and having a great time. This windsurfer seemed a bit crazy.
Next we walked to Old Aberdeen which apparently was not part of new Aberdeen until the 1800's. Here we saw Kings College. Aberdeen seemed to be quite the place for education way back when. We saw lots of other old buildings including the Church of Scotland Cathedral Church of St. Machar. It was a beautiful old building - these graveyards fascinate me. By this time our legs were falling off and our bottoms were dragging, but we climbed up one more road called Tillydrone. The walls on either side of the narrow roadway were over my head. Here is this wonderful old tree which had broken through the rock wall lining the road. I should have made Toby stand by the wall to show that it was close to five feet tall - then you would have a better idea how large the tree was. At the end of Tillydrone, was a little park overlooking the Don River and Wallace Tower House which had nothing to do with William Wallace, but was just an example of a tower house.
It was a long way back to the hotel. We stopped at a pub to rest and have a pint of Stella (Toby got a lighter brew just for me). When we got closer to the hotel, we stopped for a sandwich and soup. I had tuna and red onion sandwich while Toby had a cheese and tomato sandwich, and we both had potato soup - it was delicious 'cause we were starving. We picked out a dessert to bring home, made a pot of tea and put our tootsies up for a rest. I'm sure we will be in bed early tonight, but it as a beautiful day in Scotland.